I Survived

Bombed Without a Bang: The Nuclear Crisis We're Already Living

An “energizer bunny” who spent weekends hiking, she now battles chronic pain and fatigue.

Oct 25, 2017
Checking for Holes in the Multiverse

I pick out the universe where a bullet never fractured my skull bone.

Sep 26, 2017
Let’s Feel the Pain Together

“The villagers called the hospital ‘The Place of Sad Faces’ and many wouldn’t come here except as a last resort.”

Mar 30, 2017
Frozen Ground: On Reporting a Statutory Rape Twenty Years Later

“I wonder if we’re all self-possessed marionettes, our strings on the inside.”

Feb 07, 2017
A Shotgun in Our House

School shooters transition from imagination to preparation.

Nov 08, 2016
On Adrenaline, or Running for My Life

“Last time I ran, I was being chased. By a stranger with a knife.”

Jun 27, 2016
The Hour of Lead

The day I was diagnosed was a day of ecstatic relief.

Dec 15, 2015
Dying Is More Difficult Than It Seems

“Nothing would make me enter the carnival of ambulance lights.”

Don’t Smoke in Bed

“As a personality the main thing is that I am determined. In June 2001 I was determined to commit suicide.”

Sep 09, 2015