My Life in Sea Creatures

A Queer Love Story at the Bottom of the Sea

What the Venus flower basket and a Norwegian bildungsroman can teach us about queer adolescence.

Jul 24, 2018
The Strangest Fish in the World and Its Literary Twin

There are certain wonders that disappear in translation.

Jun 19, 2018
How the Bobbit Worm Helps Me Name My Sexual Assault

He attempted to have sex with me, and I managed to stop him by saying I had a tampon in, my period blood a greater deterrence than my protest.

May 16, 2018
How the Hairy-Chested Yeti Crab Taught Me to Survive Trump’s America

“There’s definitely a ton of colored people here!” a white guy told me. “I mean, people of color. That’s what I said, right?”

Mar 20, 2018
Ernst Haeckel, the Eugenicist Who Designed My Tattoos

Science is not now, nor has ever been, objective, fair, or inclusive.

Feb 21, 2018
How an Octopus Helps Me Think About My Mother's Eating Disorder

On “the animal kingdom’s bravest and most vigilant mother.”

Jan 17, 2018