Tuesday Reads from Around the Web
Stories from BuzzFeed, The New Yorker, and Narratively
Although Mothers Day has already passed, Im still thinking about our relationships with our parents and how their influence can pour into artistic endeavors, body image, and politics. This week, I gathered some of my best reads that demonstrate the themes of identity, family, and interpersonal drama.
1. BuzzFeed Books Editor Isaac Fitzgerald on his modest beginnings in New England, family eating habits, and confessions from a former fat kid:
3. She thought that she was only going to the hospital to deliver a baby. But then she tested positive for meth. It seemed like a joke until Child Protective Services showed up. An essay by Maggie Downs:
4. Vanessa Garcias family fled Communist Cuba so when the opportunity came about for her to board the first U.S cruise to Havana, she seized it:
Morgan Jerkins is a writer and Associate Editor at Catapult.co. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Perennial.
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