Cover Photo: Watchword: How Octavia Butler Teaches Us Persistence by Mensah Demary
 

Watchword: How Octavia Butler Teaches Us Persistence

Of all the things that have come and gone in my life, I wanted this one thing, just one: to be a writer.

Mensah Demary is editor-at-large with Catapult Books and Catapult magazine. His writing has appeared in The Common, Unruly Bodies, Vice, Salon, Slate, Literary Hub, and elsewhere. Find him on Twitter @futuremensah.