People

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
Cult Confessions: Faith and the Limits of Liberalism

“It never occurred to me to consider Oneida in the same category as an apocalyptic Christian cult.”

At the Grounds: On Fatherhood and Grief

“My father was still making plans, and little plans were one way he expressed his love of life.”

Mar 15, 2017
When Cancer Runs in Your Family

In my frightened mind, so many people in my family had been reduced to that one word.

The Kitchen Drawer: On Black Families and Suicide

What I learned from her was that if you wanted to kill yourself, do it with no one around.

Mar 14, 2017
How the Affordable Care Act Allowed Me to Work

The ACA allowed me to pursue independence as a person with a disability.

Passing for Human with Bionica Little: Writer’s Block

“When I told you I wasn’t a city person, I was only telling half the truth.”

Mar 13, 2017
The Wonder of Crowds

Americans have grown tired of being spectators, and decided to assert their right to assemble.

Life and Breath: On Pregnancy and the Spirit World

“A life had ended, there in the water, quickly, without warning.”

A Bed of Fists: On Playing Soccer in Moscow

“Flying into Putin’s Russia on a tourist visa with my soccer gear hadn’t seemed utterly daft.”

Mar 07, 2017
Stuttering Genes: On Family and Communication

“Why would I need scientific corroboration to make my disability legitimate?”

Mar 02, 2017
Anxiety for Highly Productive People

“When I am anxious, I often think I can produce my way out of it.”

Mar 01, 2017
Saving Chickens, Saving Myself

“I know that it is scary to say something. That it is easier to think it is none of your business.”

Changing Body, Changing Perceptions

Having a child made me aware of my body and how my physicality plays a role in my creative life.

Feb 28, 2017
Passing for Human with Bionica Little: Eating Things

“Not all foods were designed to make you transform into a real human.”

Feb 27, 2017
Butch Stories: Hate Cactus

“I can be just as angry as they are.”

Feb 24, 2017