Objects of Affection This is Objects of Affection, a column by Katie Okamoto finding meaning in the feelings we have for everyday things.

A Key Ring Returns Me Home

By chance, I’d taken up her keys, the keys of my childhood.

Jun 14, 2022
Shaping Butter Helps Me Feel Everything

What I mean is, butter puts me in my body.

Mar 17, 2022
How to Ground Your Body With a Combination Square

I couldn’t deny my aches and pains and eating disorder; after a while, it became too exhausting.

Dec 21, 2021
What a Seashell Souvenir Tells Me About Loss

Selfishly, as a writer, I’m also worried about the seasons to come.

Oct 21, 2021
Finding Gender in a Razor

Shaving with it was more seductive than expected.

Aug 10, 2021