People

Bad Friend Art

Colin Farrell’s friend breakup in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’ is eerily similar to my own. His is just more cinematic.

Feb 02, 2023
Our Skin Does Not Protect Us from the Climate Crisis

I used to think the border between me and the world was formidable, unyielding. I didn’t yet realize the ways that the earth was acting on my body.

Can You Manifest Financial Abundance?

When I hired a financial coach, I wasn’t expecting to fall down a rabbit hole of mantras, manifesting, and magical thinking.

Jan 23, 2023
Mourning In and Out of Our Clothes

Where does my style begin and his taste end? My suitcase is overflowing with meaning I can’t handle anymore.

Jan 17, 2023
Learning Bravery from a Pair of Mice

I had never met creatures more cowardly than those two mice, but, for some reason, they would never abandon each other.

Dec 15, 2022
In Writing and Skating, It Hurts More Never to Try At All

Because I tolerated constant injury, I’m better than I ever was.

Dec 12, 2022
An Autistic Girl’s Guide to Horses

Learning I was autistic gave me insight into my childhood fixations and hurts, into how those things have stayed with me over the decades.

Dec 08, 2022
Menopause Is More Than Just a Punchline

Menopause is still treated more like a throwaway joke than an experience that deserves to be explored with any kind of artistic or emotional depth.

Nov 22, 2022
On Not Wanting Children

Why are the childfree by choice such a threat?

Nov 15, 2022
The Notorious Comb Sisters

This non-conformist approach to adulthood still sounds radical today.

Nov 10, 2022
Unlearning the Shame of Living with My Parents As an Adult

I’m already leading a different life than the nuclear family I’d envisioned. There’s freedom in stepping away from that, but I find it uncomfortable too.

Finding My Asexual Identity in My Thirties

Going through puberty as an asexual person often felt like I was playing a board game and everyone had the instructions but me.

Nov 01, 2022
Why I Started Writing Crossword Puzzles

But who decides what’s common knowledge?

Oct 27, 2022
Divining New Models of Femininity from the Tarot

There are many ways to be a woman, many ways to be a mother, many ways to be a whore.

Oct 12, 2022
Second Place Language

According to people I met back home, my face didn’t match my voice.

Sep 15, 2022
Uncovering the Secrets of My Chromosomes Through Genetic Testing

I couldn’t fight off the sense that there is a certain absurdity to getting tested for a disease for which there is currently no cure.

Sep 08, 2022
How I Learned That Work Is Not Your Family

Years spent in cultlike workplaces under cartoonishly incapable bosses has spooked me from going back to the office.

Sep 07, 2022
The Two Sides of American Health Care

This dichotomy in American health care is well-known to patients with chronic illness.

Aug 29, 2022