How an Octopus Helps Me Think About My Mother's Eating Disorder
On “the animal kingdom’s bravest and most vigilant mother.”
Sabrina Imbler is a science journalist and essayist based in Brooklyn. Her work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Audubon, Scientific American, and Grist. She is the recipient of fellowships from the Asian American Writer's Workshop, Jack Jones Literary Arts, and Paragraph NY. Sabrina is the author of the chapbook Dyke (geology) with Black Lawrence Press and the Catapult column "My Life in Sea Creatures." Her essay collection inspired by that column, HOW FAR THE LIGHT REACHES, is forthcoming with Little, Brown in 2022.
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