Taylor Harris

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Taylor Harris is a writer living in Virginia. Her work has been featured in The Washington Post, Narratively, The Toast, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Babble, NPR, and other publications. 

Stories

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Two Black Parents of an Undiagnosed Child Walk Into a Meeting: On Race, Special Education, and Our Son’s IEP

I’m not just advocating for a child whose challenges don’t follow a script. I’m also a black mother advocating for my black son in a room full of people who don’t look like us.

Apr 17, 2018
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“Who Else Has a Son Like Mine?” A Mother Searches for Other Parents Who Lack Medical Answers

How many days had we spent asking the same questions of God or doctors? How long had we wrestled with conditions that didn’t yet exist?

Mar 12, 2018
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What Keeps Me Up at Night: How Do I Meet My Son’s Needs If I Can’t See Them?

This is where, for me, motherhood divided into ‘Before’ and ‘After.’

Feb 13, 2018
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Living in the “Yet”: When Genetic Tests Don’t Reveal the Answers You Seek

As a mother, I’ve had to ask myself: What would never getting an answer, or even no longer expecting an answer, look like?

Jan 08, 2018
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Why We Brought Our Son to the Pediatric Geneticist

Kids are all mystery, and mine are no different, but the unknown has especially marked my son.

Dec 04, 2017
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Talking to My Daughter About Charlottesville

“Once your children know that even one person detests their bones and breath, they know.”

Aug 23, 2017