Cover Photo: Tallulah Pomeroy
Tallulah Pomeroy

Launched This Week: December 5th-9th

A roundup of stories from our week together at Catapult.

Hello, friends. We kicked off the week with this gorgeous gut-punch of a comic, “When We Were Whole,” by the inimitable Liana Finck.

This is the unspoken sentiment: We welcome people who are like us, people who adopt our values, people who shed their beliefs like a snake sheds skin, leaving behind their homeland customs as they grow into their new identity.

Tracy O'Neill’s new Body Language column—on her brother's craniofacial disorder, her Trump-supporting adoptive relatives, and the things that hold a family together and tear it apart—absolutely destroyed me this morning; you should read it.


“. . . that weekend made clear the very thing I had been denying for the past four years: I was being subsumed by something else, going to a place where my family could not follow.

Nicole Chung is the author of the national bestseller All You Can Ever Know  and Catapult’s digital editorial director. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, The Guardian, TIME, and Vulture, among others. Find her on Twitter: @nicolesjchung