Buying a House As a Queer Single Mother
Despite my newfound independence, I struggle with the notion that I’m buying into a privileged system of inequity.
I worked three jobs. I had no partner to share the mortgage with. I worried about money all the time.
Where am I? Who was I? Could I put my queer flag in the front yard?
Jesus is Lord
Having and Being Had
Melissa Matthewson is the author of a memoir, Tracing the Desire Line, from Split/Lip Press (2019), a finalist for the Oregon Book Award. Her essays have appeared in Literary Hub, Oregon Humanities, Guernica, American Literary Review, The Rumpus, and Longreads, among others. She teaches in the low residency MFA program at Eastern Oregon University.
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