Diagnosis

To the Next Young Black Woman Facing Breast Cancer

“I’ve fervently wished to see women who look like me and have lived through this.”

A View from the Beyhive’s Cheap Seats When All You Want Is a Baby You Can’t Have

“Even in that happy space, doubt, disbelief, and a gnawing sadness started to swirl, rise, and create confusion.”

Oct 11, 2017
“Let Me Pass Away”: When Your Mother Blames You for Your Cancer Diagnosis

“My mother assumed I must have done something to bring a rare blood cancer upon myself.”

Sep 29, 2017
When All This Is History: North London, the Land, and Life with a Neurological Disorder

I have never been anything but this ragged, medicated self; I have never been less aware of the ground beneath my feet.

Jul 25, 2017
Teshima: On Hearing Loss, My Son, and the Sea

There’s the lingering fear that I’ll no longer be able to hear my son’s voice.

Jan 30, 2017
A Disaster Not to Be Found: On Survival (and Ultrasounds)

It had all started about five or six years earlier, around the first time I fell in love. I didn’t know when it would end.

Jan 25, 2017
A Strange Language: How a Chronic Heart Condition Has (and Hasn’t) Changed My Life

Sometimes I’m convinced no other person will ever know my fragile heart the way I do.

Jan 24, 2017
Strands: On Cancer, Hair, and Grieving a Stranger

“She touched my hair with fingers fluent in love.”

Dec 12, 2016
No Satori: Living Between Noise and Silence

“Our ability to attach layers of memory to sound makes us human.”

Nov 22, 2016
Living in the Labyrinth of My Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

“Perhaps the point of a labyrinth is not to find the exit.”

Nov 16, 2016