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

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Melissa Hung is a writer and independent journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR and Village Voice Media newspapers. She is the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. A native Texan, she lives in California. Follow her on Twitter at @fluffysharp and on Instagram at nomnomnomhaiku, where she writes haiku about food.

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