Cover Photo: An illustration by Kim Salt of a woman with long blond hair whose face is partially obscured, against a teal background holding a plain white puzzle piece while covered in a blue, green, khaki, and pink blanket. There are corresponding puzzle pieces missing within her own body.
Illustration by Kim Salt for Catapult

Finding My Inner Piece: How Puzzles Ease My Anxiety

It’s very calming, very methodical, very good if, say, someone you love has died, but you know the world cannot stop, and you can’t either.

Nicole Clark is an LA-based culture writer and editor covering identity, entertainment, communities, and mental health. Previously, Nicole worked as a culture writer and critic at VICE. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, Vox, New York Magazine, Salon, San Francisco Chronicle, and The Los Angeles Review of Books. You can find her on Twitter or Instagram at @nicalexiac.