Disfiguration: How to Locate the Soul in Your New Face
Here is how the story of your new face begins.
This could’ve happened to anyone.
Mornings still reveal your disfiguring, but they also atone for each day past.
At the very least, scars fade.
Kea Krause is a writer living in New York. Her work has appeared in The Atlantic, Lapham's Quarterly, The Believer, The Toast, VICE and Broadly, among other media outlets, and has been anthologized in The Best American Science and Nature Writing 2016 and The Best American Travel Writing 2016. She holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Columbia University, where she taught undergraduate creative writing.
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