People

For the Love of Nooks: A Comic

I spent a lot of time in my nook, tucked away and dreaming.

Nov 07, 2018
Unheard Grief, Unmovable Men: How an Old Mexican Folktale Speaks to Our Pain Today

All the wrong people are crying, and all the people who ought to feel something do not.

Nov 05, 2018
The Distinct Anxiety of Interracial Dating

“The reality is that training wheels aren’t meant to last. They exist to be discarded after use.”

Nov 02, 2018
15 Minutes with Abdul Sattar, the Man Who Serves the Karachi Press

“The day you sit idle, you are inviting illness and despondency upon yourself. I don’t want to be dependent on anybody. I have too much self-respect.”

Nov 01, 2018
What Haunted Maurice Sendak?: A Comic

“I mean, the life of a child! What they see and what they hear, and what they choose not to discuss.”

Oct 24, 2018
15 Minutes with Arturo Talavera, Mexico City’s Photography Master

Arturo is a modern-day alchemist, creating beauty out of bending light, and capturing photons on glass, silver plates, and egg whites.

Oct 18, 2018
In the Harsh Climate of Wyoming, I Learned to Listen to My Body

My eating disorder dictated my relationship to food. Then I moved to Wyoming, whose unforgiving landscape reminded me: We eat food to survive.

What I Imagined Motherhood Would Be, and What It Is

When you give birth to a life, you are also giving birth to a death.

How People Live and Pray Between Massacres

“I never knew my not looking like or having the accent of my father’s people would save my life.”

Oct 10, 2018
My Fathers and Hip-Hop Taught Me About Self-Care as A Black Man

If cancer and trauma are hereditary, is it not my responsibility to do everything in my power to ensure neither my children nor I have to suffer?

Oct 09, 2018
15 Minutes with Doug Schultz, a Ballet Class Pianist

Through Doug, I realized, musicians and writers have in common an invaluable quality: We get better as we mature.

Oct 04, 2018
When Your Immigrant Mother Fights For Your Education—And You Fail

With words, spelled correctly or not, I could say exactly how I felt: like my head was a ball of snakes, like something extraordinary for once.

Oct 01, 2018
Working Through the Constipations of Marriage

Beyond love and compatibility, you have to commit to getting through all the joys and struggles that happen . . . enema-rriage.

Sep 27, 2018
What Bird Watching Gave Me After My Miscarriage

It was satisfying to see those robins, sparrows, and starlings, because they were still with us. They had stayed.

Sep 19, 2018
My Grandfather Helps Me Find Myself, Even Though He's Gone

My family isn’t religious, but we have a saying that we do believe in my grandfather. And an essay he wrote about me reminds me to believe in myself.

Sep 18, 2018
Why I Needed to See the Heart of Padre Pio

An obsession with a Catholic saint and his relics made me think about the pieces of myself I had offered up to others.

Sep 13, 2018
The Place We Once Called Home: A Comic

How do you mourn someone who is still alive, who might as well be a stranger now?

Sep 12, 2018
I Stopped Dyeing My Gray Hair as an Act of Resistance

Beauty and its pursuit can be art, a delight, a terrific party. But a party you must attend every day isn’t a party at all. It’s an unpaid job.

Sep 06, 2018
Watching Home Movies After My Double Mastectomy

Inside her small body lives every answer to every obstacle. No maps are necessary. She is the map.

Sep 05, 2018
Loving Your Immigrant Parents, Superstitions and All

There’s a distinct kind of relationship that privileged first-generation children have with their immigrant parents.

Aug 23, 2018