Stay Wild, or How to Keep Your Hand
To call these acts wild, to see them as separate parts of consciousness, is to be a tourist in your own city.
So Much Pretty.So much handshaking.
run, work, need.
Cara Hoffman is the author of Running, a New York Times Editor's Choice, an Esquire Magazine Best Book of 2017, and an Autostraddle Best Queer and Feminist Book of 2017.
She is the recipient of a number of awards including 2017 MacDowell Fellowship and a 2018 Edward Albee Fellowship. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, The Paris Review, Rolling Stone, Salon and NPR, and she has been a visiting writer at Columbia, St. John’s and Oxford University. She currently lives in Manhattan.
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