Cover Photo: Photograph courtesy of ian dooley/Unsplash. Edit by Matt Ortile
Photograph courtesy of ian dooley/Unsplash. Edit by Matt Ortile

Skin Hunger and the Taboo of Wanting to be Touched

How can I say that I fear I’ll never date again without feeding the monster? No one owes me their touch; I am starving for it just the same.

ThisisAn Unquiet Mind, a monthly column by s.e. smith that explores disability identity and its interaction with the world at large.

yes,

But when did I last see the babyshift not

Fatal Attraction.

don’t knowing.

No one owes me their touch; I am starving for it just the same.

Failure, failure, failure.

will I?

s.e. smith is a Northern California-based writer who has appeared in The Guardian, Rolling Stone, Esquire, Bitch Magazine, and numerous other fine publications.