Samantha Paige Rosen

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Samantha Paige Rosen is a writer and teacher. Her essays and short stories have appeared in Catapult, Electric Literature, The Washington Post, Ms. Magazine, Post Road, and elsewhere. She earned an MFA in creative nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is a proud Smith College graduate. She lives outside of Philadelphia and has three cats who are her children. Say hello at samanthapaigerosen.com or on Twitter  @samanthaprosen.

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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.