How to Build a Life with Your Chosen Family
I was already in love with all my friends. But in my newfound singleness, I was falling in love with them more deeply.
Vanessa Friedman is a queer fat femme writer, editor, and teacher currently based in Portland, OR. She’s the community editor at Autostraddle and a teaching artist with 826NYC. Vanessa writes about queer friendship, sex, home, loneliness, and the body; her work has been published in Nylon, Autostraddle, Catapult, Shape, Alma, and elsewhere.
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