Brains!

Capturing Dementia’s Voice: Postwar Memories Under Siege

If I collect Oma’s memories, if I truly remember my grandmother, I too can retain what is slipping away.

Nov 08, 2017
How to Prepare for an Emotional Disaster: A Comic

Keep a notebook of all the ways things could go wrong so as to curb expectations.

Jul 25, 2017
The Future of Traumatic Memories

Notes on surviving a terrorist bombing.

Jun 01, 2017
Postpartum Tea: Taking Care While Changing Identity

“It is a bewildering and lonely thing to be so attached to another human and also feel so adrift and so alone.”

May 26, 2017
We Need to Recognize Complex PTSD in Order to Treat It

Our communities lack fundamental solutions to the scars of complex trauma.

Apr 26, 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
Election: On Brain Trauma, Queerness, and Digging for Old Coke Bottles in Cleveland

“We were confident we’d wake up into a business-as-usual capitalist democracy.”

Dec 16, 2016
Wards Against the Day

“Embracing melancholy has become a curious act of resistance.”

Sep 29, 2016
The Jeff Goldblum Scale of Anxiety

I learn to be happy with what I have.

Jan 12, 2016
Atypical

On autism, misfits, and neurodiversity

Dec 11, 2015
Fashioning Normal

“If schizophrenia is the domain of the slovenly, I stand outside its borders.”

Oct 14, 2015
Voluntary Responses to Involuntary Sensations

“‘Tourette’s syndrome?’ my mom said. ‘Is that what you think Chelsea has?’”

Sep 10, 2015