Crushes, Flings, and Exes: On Writing About the Men Who Don’t Stay
“Women writers throughout history not only accepted transience through amorous affairs, but delighted in them.”
Seduction of the Minotaur
Delta of Venus
Morgan Jerkins is a writer and Associate Editor at Catapult.co. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Perennial.
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Many of us don’t get the chance for revenge, justice, or even goddamn peace. Olimpia managed to succeed, throughout her entire life, where men wanted to see her fail.
I felt humiliated singing a song about honor when I could only feel shame. As I stood in yellowface, I had finally fulfilled my quest to become white.