People

Are Blind People Denied Their Sexuality?

The contortions that people will undergo to desexualize me, a blind woman, can be overwhelming.

Jul 17, 2018
We’re (Kind of) All in This Together: Watching the World Cup at the End of the World

It isn’t that we sought to separate the “real world” from the matches—just that, for a time, we had something else to think about.

Jul 17, 2018
What Internment Did to My Family

The court finally condemned Korematsu v. US, but the lessons of history are being overlooked by those claiming to have recognized them.

The Woman in the Wall: Answering the Knock in the Middle of the Night

A woman living alone has heard every story about the woman living alone. We constantly negotiate the knowledge of our vulnerability, both real and amplified by stories we’re told.

Jul 11, 2018
The World Doesn’t Bend for Disabled Kids (or Disabled Parents)

My kids have been kicked out of many, many places for being different—just like I was.

Jul 10, 2018
What Has Feminism Looked Like in My Grandma’s Life?

When she held hands with a man and walked down the street, it was an act of responsibility to herself.

Jul 10, 2018
What to Do with Self-Hate: A Comic

Try to give it to a stranger. Try to feed it to the dog. Marry it.

Jul 09, 2018
“More Pieces of Us”: A Quilt, Mental Illness, and Things Passed Down

A quilt made by my great-grandmother became a life preserver when I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.

Jul 02, 2018
What I’ve Learned About Outrage

There’s a lot to be outraged about. But when my anger is visited on people close to me, something needs to change.

Jul 02, 2018
“The Disappearance”: A Novel by Rosa Guy

“Guy’s novels are like Judy Blume books for black teenagers.”

Jun 28, 2018
“We won either way”: The People I Watched the World Cup With

On watching the World Cup in spite of everything, and finding camaraderie with friends and strangers alike.

Jun 27, 2018
Pleasures of The Highest Sense

Techno music is seldom experienced as technological, but as a modern gateway to hedonism and transcendence.

Jun 26, 2018
More Mother, Less Detective: Where I’ve Found Grace Without a Diagnosis for My Son

Not knowing happens to all mothers, and to all of us—if we are breathing, we are without escape from things we can’t know.

Jun 25, 2018
We’re Queer, We’re Peers, We’ve Literally Taught Here

Meet the LGBTQ+ instructors of Catapult!

Jun 21, 2018
Orbits Around My Grandmother: On the Anxiety of Loneliness

“The phenomenon of lonely deaths for aging populations echoes in many pockets around the world.”

Jun 21, 2018
Confronting the Myth and the Reality of Soccer as Another World Cup Begins

As in any other sport, the point is the narrative—but no other sport magnifies its lore in the same way as soccer.

Jun 20, 2018
The Strangest Fish in the World and Its Literary Twin

There are certain wonders that disappear in translation.

Jun 19, 2018
The Queer Gaze: How the Photography of William Gedney Taught Me to Look

Gedney immortalizes the carefree embraces between bodies of men who lean into one another in gentle, carefree repose.

Jun 18, 2018
My Friend Died of Cancer, but Lives in Moss

I’d been walking alone in the Maine woods six months after she died when someone rushed up behind me.

Jun 13, 2018
The Blind Feeding the Lame: Growing Disabled with Dad

As I turned into a blind person, my dad metamorphosed into a disabled person.

Jun 13, 2018