Cover Photo: An image of a woman getting into a mikveh
Illustration by Sirin Thada for Catapult


What it was was I wondered if I had the right to call it an assault.


zochreinu, zochreinu l’chaim.


Is it God taking these things from me?

Allison Darcy lives in rural North Carolina, where she writes about disability, Judaism, and mental health, among other things. Her Pushcart Prize-nominated essays have appeared in such publications as Nat. Brut., Jewish Currents, Alma, and the Eastern Iowa Review, and her fiction earned her first place in the 2020 North Carolina Fiction Contest. She holds an MFA in Fiction from North Carolina State University and can be found at