Catherine LaSota is the founder of the LIC Reading Series in Long Island City, Queens. Her essays and interviews appear in Vice, Electric Literature, Literary Hub, and The Brooklyn Rail, among other places. Follow her on Twitter @catherinelasota
How becoming a parent helped me set more reasonable creative goals.
Having a child made me aware of my body and how my physicality plays a role in my creative life.
“In many ways, I’m back where I started—except now I’m almost twenty years older, and I have a kid.”
“I was left dazed and sad and missing my cat while tending to a newborn.”
“Having been alive as a woman for several decades in the United States, I was not shocked by the control being exerted on women’s bodies.”
Kayaking, Bill Murray, and Christmas trees in New York.
“Burning Man has a funny way of pointing out your fears.”
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