Rachel Klein is a writer, performer, and teacher living in Boston, Massachusetts. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, McSweeney's, Reductress, and The Toast. You can follow her on twitter @racheleklein.
“My parents had a shared language I didn’t understand, messes I couldn’t always be there to tidy.”
In the quiet forced upon me, I started to hear the voices of other selves.
“Women’s bodies, I was taught, must be a special kind of strong. Women’s bodies must quietly endure.”
My child casually peeled their T-shirt off; I was the one who felt exposed.
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