Cover Photo: Detail from Guido Reni's "The Immaculate Conception" (1627)/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Detail from Guido Reni's "The Immaculate Conception" (1627)/The Metropolitan Museum of Art

On Mary’s Virginity and the How the Purity Myth Harms Women

While I understood why theft or murder was wrong, this aspect didn’t make sense to me. What did sex and my body have to do with God?

be like Mary

Nina Li Coomes is a Japanese and American writer, currently living in Boston, MA. Her writing has appeared in EATER, The  Collapsar, and  RHINO Poetry among other places. Her debut chapbook haircut poems was published by Dancing Girl Press in 2017.