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“Fear is the most intimate partner I’ve ever had once I started my writing career.”
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The Birth of a Nation
There is tension here and so there is a story. There is a story and yet no one has written about it
Morgan Jerkins is a writer and Associate Editor at Catapult.co. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, The New York Times, Elle, Rolling Stone, and BuzzFeed, among many others. Her debut essay collection, This Will Be My Undoing, is forthcoming in 2018 from Harper Perennial.
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