Maggie Tokuda-Hall

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Maggie Tokuda-Hall has an MFA in creative writing from USF, and a strong cake-decorating game. She is the author of the 2017 Parent's Choice Gold Medal winning picture book, Also an Octopus, illustrated by Benji Davies. The Mermaid, the Witch, and the Sea is her debut novel, which is due out on May 5th, 2020. She lives in Oakland, California with her husband and dog. Her dog is objectively perfect, thank you for asking. 


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The Gift of a Guilt-Free Epidural

This was overwhelmingly the tone epidural advice was given to me with—‘Sure, it works, but do you really need it?’

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It’s a Boy! Whatever That Means

On bad advice books and gender nonsense.

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Prenatal Nightmares

I try to focus on this. What is my anxiety telling me? What can I say in response?

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On Violations, Macarons, and the Pursuit of Beauty I Can Control

It felt as though I had been evicted from my own body, and it had been trashed in my absence. My resentment was as precise as any recipe.