Cover Photo: Photo by Rostyslav Savchyn via Unsplash
We Lined Up for Bread and He Massacred Us

Here in Idlib, Syria, we have gone back to the most primitive ways of living: We cook on coal. We wash our clothes by hand. But we are surviving. Some days it feels like a miracle.

Jul 23, 2019
Cover Photo: Photograph by Thomas Chun/Unsplash
Are We Ever Disabled ‘Enough’ When You Don’t See Our Disabilities?

It is not so much that these things are invisible as it is that people are trained to hide them, and society is conditioned to look away from them.

Jul 17, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Lindsay Stripling for Catapult
How a Picasso Painting Helped Me Move Past Numbness After Trauma
I had not been erased by the violence I’d suffered, but was changed by it. A new, difficult layer had been added to my life.
Cover Photo: Photographs by WWE, Karina Carvalho; photo illustration by Matt Ortile
How Wrestling Saved My Life and Let Me Express My Queerness
Wrestling never stops, so I couldn’t stop, and thus I am still here.
Jul 09, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from "Spider Lilies"/Third Vision Film Production; Great Domain Production
Letting Go of Guilt to Live My Truth as a Queer Woman
As euphoric as my queer epiphany felt, I’d had it as my mother lay sick. It felt like I was reentering the world as my mother was leaving it.
Jul 01, 2019
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The Joy of Making Mint Stracciatella Ice Cream in My Mother’s Sacred Kitchen
What I can do for now is to give back in ways that may seem extraneous, but bring delight to the recipient. So, I make frozen desserts.
Jul 16, 2019
Cover Photo: Detail from Pierre Jean van der Ouderaa's "The Temptation of Eve"
On Eve’s Temptation and the Monsters We Make of Hungry Women
There is a part of me, even after so many iterations of faith and years of living in an adult body, that is waiting for punishment, waiting to be banished from the Garden.
Jul 15, 2019
Cover Photo: Scene from 'Clueless'/Paramount Pictures
The Menacing, Exuberant Cluelessness of ‘Clueless’
I am not the first viewer of this movie to see it as essentially apocalyptic.
Jul 10, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Lindsay Stripling for Catapult
The Day Nothing Remarkable Happened
If he had remembered to meet her, it could have changed everything. What is uncertain is whether he would have been spared.
Jul 12, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Tallulah Pomeroy for Catapult
Before the Crossing
The boy loved seeing the tent from outside, lit up by firelight, glowing brightest where it was wearing thin.
Jun 28, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Sarah Robbins for Catapult
How to Be a Family
A married couple and their twin sons weather the heartbreaks and savor the joys of family life over decades in this novella.
Jun 14, 2019