Cover Photo: A screenshot of Chris Farley from a Saturday Night Live sketch. He is standing in a living room, wearing a checkered blazer, tie, and heavy black glasses, and leaning over to speak to someone emphatically.
Chris Farley Taught Me to Laugh and to Grieve

Only now, with my adult eyes, am I able to perceive the pathos in his performances and the potential he never had the chance to fulfill.

Dec 01, 2022
Cover Photo: A screenshot of a female android from the film EX MACHINA. She is standing next to a mirror and looking away from the camera. Her neck and scalp show exposed wiring around her face.
Do Female Androids Dream of Rebellion?

There is something revolutionary in their will to be free.

Nov 23, 2022
Cover Photo: A screenshot from the TV show "Fleabag" in which the character Fleabag sits at a bar with an older woman. They are leaning toward one another and drinking dirty martinis.
Menopause Is More Than Just a Punchline

Menopause is still treated more like a throwaway joke than an experience that deserves to be explored with any kind of artistic or emotional depth.

Nov 22, 2022
Cover Photo: This image shows phases of the moon, a full moon on the left moving through six distinct phases, with a fingernail of a moon on the far right. The moons all share the same yellowish orange glow against a black starless background, as if in the dead of night.
I’m Living in the Poems I Can’t Yet Write
How does one translate life into poetry, especially in seasons of total depletion?
Sep 26, 2022
Cover Photo: This is a black and white photograph of the beach. In the foreground, there is a book open in the sand. In the background is the horizon of the ocean.
What Translators Mean When We Talk about Reading
Make sure you save a little of the “joy of discovery” for the actual translation process by not reading your source text too closely before translating it.
Sep 29, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph shows a person in a dress standing on top of a grassy hill, the sky behind them a bright blue. They are holding an old, worn traveling case in one hand.
Translated Self
Portuguese was my first language, but it was quickly followed by English. To this day, I have the impression that when I speak in English, I bury bits of myself in the process.
Sep 27, 2022
Cover Photo: This photograph looks through golden grasses in a prairie as the sun sets, washing the field in orange light.
a steadfast soul-birth, tried and true / this is where you sing creation into being
Sep 22, 2022
Cover Photo: Photograph by Lucia Macedo/okeykat/Unsplash
Complicit Poem
When was the last time you chose / a glass of pinot over fair pay?
Sep 13, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Though, no man can disappoint me / as much as the body I was / born into. Kidding, obvi. I’m Chilling!
Aug 30, 2022
Cover Photo: An image of two adults looking at a girl on the swings
Give A Little
A sticky silence befalls the house for many weeks.
Nov 18, 2022
Cover Photo: This is a colorful illustration of a Black woman sitting in a blue chair with a child on her lap. The child's dress has American flags on it. There are two plants on either side of the chair and the drawing has many patterns.
The Americanization of Kambili
I hissed the words at her. “This, your America, it will kill you.”
Nov 04, 2022
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult
Model Home
Here’s the truth. We live in a model home in a prestigious village in a master-planned city. Beyond those borders, things aren’t so rosy.
Oct 28, 2022