People

The Bathrobe: On Quilting and Memory

The act of quilting is the transformations of meaning and object.

Apr 20, 2017
Messages from the Dead, Missed Signals from the Living

The night of the spiritualist messaging service was the beginning of the end of my marriage.

Apr 19, 2017
Until We All Have Voices

I lost my voice at fifteen, when it faded into adolescent memory.

Apr 19, 2017
Passing for Human with Bionica Little: He Likes Me

When someone likes you and you’re only passing for human, the tricky thing is to find out if they know.

Apr 18, 2017
Am I Asian Enough?

Erasing my dark under-eye circles won’t change the fact of my Indonesian heritage.

Apr 18, 2017
To Swim is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain

“If I don’t swim, the pain grows. If I’m in more pain, what will become of my life?”

Apr 17, 2017
How My Parents Met

“She revealed her affection for him while also noting his otherness.”

Apr 11, 2017
My Father’s Car, His Watch, and His New Nursing Home

I am driving my father’s car to my hometown to put him in a nursing home.

Apr 10, 2017
How Do You Inherit Anxiety?

Inheritance comes to us in many forms. Some jagged treasures we choose for ourselves.

Apr 05, 2017
My Father, the High Line: A Fish Story

My father never shared with his family the story of the time he reeled in a 457-pound tuna.

Apr 05, 2017
A Million Tiny Resurrections: On Microaggressions and Survival

“I’ll always be viewed as a hyper-political symbol before I get to be a human.”

Apr 03, 2017
The Uncanny of Sleeping Bags: What I Learned on Tour With a Georgian Folk Ensemble

Corpse-like, sliding on polyester, with breath, heartbeat, insomnia.

Mar 31, 2017
Let’s Feel the Pain Together

“The villagers called the hospital ‘The Place of Sad Faces’ and many wouldn’t come here except as a last resort.”

Mar 30, 2017
The Oil Cross: On Being Raised to Wage Spiritual Warfare

They were fallen angels, Satan’s henchmen, and they were everywhere.

Mar 29, 2017
The Productive Artist-Mother

How becoming a parent helped me set more reasonable creative goals.

Mar 28, 2017
You Will Be With Me in Paradise

“Femur, pelvis, flecks of skull—father’s remains are served in a silver tray.”

Mar 23, 2017
A Chronology of Touch

“The desire and the wrongness both, inseparable, pulled at me.”

Mar 22, 2017
Messages for a Balloon: On Relocation and Families

We had other places we called home, other cities and countries and people who weren’t present that we loved.

Mar 21, 2017
Take Care: Mothers, Daughters, and Inheriting Self-Hatred

“All my mother had done was try to love me while not loving herself.”

Mar 17, 2017