Giving My Plants—And Myself—Just Enough Care
The Lexapro were small and white; the generic was free under my insurance. More expensive were the plants.
This is what the dinosaurs must have seen
Find a therapist
lost my mind
Anna Held is a writer and editor based in San Francisco. Her essays have appeared in BuzzFeed, The Cut, The Rumpus, Romper, Runner's World, Catapult, Vox, and Electric Literature, among other publications. She is an associate features editor at The Rumpus and a prolific ghostwriter.
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