Cover Photo: J. Longo
J. Longo

Is It Possible to Truly Know Yourself? (Probably Not—and That’s Okay.)

There is opportunity in forcibly rewriting a story, in trying out identities that might not feel true at first.


“Know thyself” is a powerful goal. Few of us achieve it.

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Angela Chen is a science journalist at The Verge. Her reporting and essays have also been published or are forthcoming in The Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, The Atlantic,  Aeon Magazine, Pacific Standard, Smithsonian,  Paris Review, Hazlitt, and more. She is on Twitter: @chengela

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