Samantha Paige Rosen

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Samantha Paige Rosen’s essays have appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, Slate, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, and elsewhere, and she has written short stories for Necessary Fiction and Lumina Journal. She earned an MFA in creative nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is a proud Smith College graduate. Sam writes, tutors, and coaches writing outside of Philadelphia with her three cats. Say hi at or on Twitter @samanthaprosen.


Cover Photo: A close-up photograph of a woman lying on her stomach on a bed. Her face is turned  toward the camera but is mostly obscured by long blonde hair.
Unlearning the Shame of Living with My Parents As an Adult

I’m already leading a different life than the nuclear family I’d envisioned. There’s freedom in stepping away from that, but I find it uncomfortable too.