Other Selves

Stay Wild, or How to Keep Your Hand

To call these acts wild, to see them as separate parts of consciousness, is to be a tourist in your own city.

May 17, 2018
The World Loses Its Former Shape: Caught in the Undertow of Grief

I whisper to my great-grandmother a burden I’d like lifted, one she might take to the next world with her.

Apr 10, 2018
How to Live Without Ecstasy Every Day

On chasing ecstasy, finding tenderness, creating art, and experiencing motherhood.

Mar 15, 2018
The Old Man Who Fought Boko Haram

“Who was this self-appointed vigilante of this street of ours? Why was he so invalid? No one seemed to have a story about him.”

Jan 04, 2018
How a Cabin in the Woods Almost Killed Me

“You tell the real estate guy it’ll be your weekend place. You tell yourself you’re going to get a lot of writing done here.”

Sep 06, 2017
Pinecone Man

She thought she was probably hugging a murderer.

Jan 13, 2017
Some Girls

“I made Ryan feel like his New Balances were snakeskin boots.”

Jun 03, 2016
The Fierce Triumph of Loneliness

“Living alone as a woman is not just a luxury but a refusal to bend.”

May 18, 2016
Choppers

“But I did not want to feed a baby rabbit to anything or anyone.”

Mar 10, 2016