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 journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Longreads, and Pacific Standard. She is the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. She grew up in Texas, the eldest child of immigrants. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @melissahungtx and at melissahung.xyz.
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