Cover Photo: photo by dee3nah/flickr
photo by dee3nah/flickr

The Families We Choose

“I didn’t know I had made a family of friends until it was already happening.”

Helena Fitzgerald has published essays in The New Inquiry, Vice, Brooklyn Magazine, Midnight Breakfast, Refinery29, The Nervous Breakdown, The Rumpus, and Bookslut, among many others. She can be found on twitter @helfitzgerald, and writes a somewhat-weekly tinyletter at She is currently at work on a book about the 1977 blackout in New York City.