Cover Photo: This photograph of the author is striking, with a dark background. The only light in the photograph is clear and clean, and hits the author's face and blue wool jacket, as she looks down with eyes closed, as if steeling herself during a moment of strong emotion
Photograph of the author by Bogdana Ferguson for Catapult

All That Is Lost and All That Is Remembered

Naz Riahi reflects on how the violent death of her father when she was a young girl impacted the rest of her life

What kind?



I’m strong

kind and fiercely intelligentStudious and organized.

when Baba gets home, he’ll take care of this. He’ll deal with them. They’ll be sorry.

Naz Riahi is a writer, living in Brooklyn. This essay was adapted from her forthcoming memoir, Bad at Love. To learn about the book, find Naz on Instagram @nazriahi or sign up for her infrequent newsletter at Naz's writing has been published in Longreads, Guernica, Doré and The Fader.