Cover Photo: NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana, via Flickr
NOAA Office of Ocean Exploration and Research, 2015 Hohonu Moana, via Flickr

A Queer Love Story at the Bottom of the Sea

What the Venus flower basket and a Norwegian bildungsroman can teach us about queer adolescence.

Kairou-Douketsu,

The Ice Palace,

The Ice Palace,

The Ice Palace

Sabrina Imbler is a science journalist and essayist based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Audubon, Scientific American, and Grist. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Asian American Writer's Workshop, Jack Jones Literary Arts, and Paragraph NY. Sabrina is the author of the chapbook Dyke (geology) with Black Lawrence Press and the Catapult column "My Life in Sea Creatures." Her essay collection inspired by that column, HOW FAR THE LIGHT REACHES, is forthcoming with Little, Brown in 2022.