Cover Photo: art by Ellen Orseck / image via brad, flickr
art by Ellen Orseck / image via brad, flickr

To Swim Is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain

“If I don’t swim, the pain grows. If I’m in more pain, what will become of my life?”

This is what it must feel like to swim like fish in a school

Melissa Hung is a writer and independent journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Shondaland, and Pacific Standard, among others. She is the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter at @fluffysharp and on Instagram at @melissahungtx and @nomnomnomhaiku