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Are these the only two stories? The one, where you defeat your monster, and the other, where you succumb to it?
Jami Nakamura Lin writes the Catapult column "The Monsters in the Mirror." Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Electric Literature, Passages North, and the anthology What God is Honored Here? (University of Minnesota Press, 2019).
She is Senior Editor at Anti-Racism Daily and is represented by Stephanie Delman of Greenburger Associates.
She was the recipient of a 2016 Creative Artists Fellowship from the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the National Endowment of the Arts and a 2015 Walter Dean Myers Award from We Need Diverse Books.
Twitter: @jaminlin / jaminakamuralin.com
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Perhaps the certainty that you are not the monster—that no matter what you do, you will never become the monster—is what gives rise to monstrous behavior.
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