Getting Sober Again
My two years of sobriety were gone in less than the length of a song.
Sex and the CityStarting Over Yet Again
There goes Natalie, starting over . . . yet again
cross talkboundarieshitting bottom
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
soberWhy is this fool embarrassing himself like that?
Natalie Lima is a Cuban-Puerto Rican writer and a graduate of the MFA program in creative nonfiction writing at the University of Arizona. Her essays and fiction have been published or are forthcoming in Longreads, Guernica, Brevity, The Offing, Catapult and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from PEN America Emerging Voices, Tin House, the VONA/Voices Workshop, the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing, and a residency from Hedgebrook. You can find her on IG and Twitter @natalielima09.
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