It was satisfying to see those robins, sparrows, and starlings, because they were still with us. They had stayed.
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.
I am at the nether reaches of my fertility, curious as to what I can still grow. This remains a shock.
I have been afraid most days of my life, which is what anxiety is, and the months of this pregnancy have been the most anxious of my life.
I hope the voices of people who haven’t necessarily had the words when they needed them can also be heard.
On the day when two pink lines stared up at me, I wondered which set of events I had set in motion. A baby? Or not a baby?
My bad teeth are slowly shrinking my world. They are not of my body; they haunt my body.
Here is how the story of your new face begins.
On Election Night, I thought again of the boy who assaulted me. When had I finally stopped blaming myself?
“Have my friends and family been hoping for a new me? Have they all been waiting for a transformation?”