Cover Photo: An abstracted figure stands in a dark home as two eyes peer into the house. As the yellow figure's eye peers in, it produces a ray of light— in this ray of light flowers bloom and grow. In the rest of the house dead flowers and botanical plants wilt.
On OCD, My Mother, and the Ways I Learned to Let Go

It goes like this: sit with the thought, don’t move your fingers, arms, legs, let it enter you, let it stay, let it leave.

Jan 16, 2020
Cover Photo: A tower of champagne flutes that spell out the words "Paris Syndrome"
Living in Paris, I’m Just Another American—and the French Don’t Seem to Mind

My life as an American in Paris is a far cry from what the glamorous direct-to-DVD movies make it out to be. Still, that’s the story I tell.

Jan 15, 2020
Cover Photo: Detail from Lucas Cranach the Elder's "Samson and Delilah" (ca. 1528–30)/The Metropolitan Museum of Art
On Delilah and the Villains We Make of Women Who Seek Power

Succubus, siren, gold-digger, temptress: There are so many words for a woman with money in her hands.

Jan 14, 2020

Celebrating one year of Catapult Artists

Cover Photo: A sepia photo of a wood writing desk and empty chair in an empty room, sunlight streaming through the windows.
The Grammar of Time Travel
There is a comfort in believing that all our ancestors’ understandings of time and space, however met with destruction, live on.
Jan 13, 2020
Cover Photo: An image of the iconic Abbey Road album in which all the Beatles cross the street
“Here Comes the Sun” Was an Anthem of Hope, Now It’s a Reminder of Climate Change
Every day, as news reports about climate change become more threatening, I grow more nostalgic for the places and objects of my childhood that feel increasingly imperiled.
Jan 09, 2020
Cover Photo: A photo of a walkway leading to a colorful yellow, green, and red building, rainbow streamers hanging above the stone path. A monkey inspects the grass on the side.
Walking Paths to Self and Family in Darjeeling
In Darjeeling, the landscape and my familyscape seemed to be living, breathing beings, the paths like veins and the stories like the flow of blood.
Jan 09, 2020
Cover Photo: Three shot glasses full of clear alcohol against a black background,  a different slice of fruit diving into each, lighting the drink up with their neon glows—orange, red, blue—splashing brightly into the darkness.
You Do You
She updates the simple bio on her dating profile: “looking for nothing serious. I am really into knives. Really, really into knives, ask me about it.”
Jan 10, 2020
Cover Photo: An illustration of two intimate figures embracing in silhouette against a backdrop of stars and planets; celestial bodies
Venus Conjunct Saturn
Maybe it wasn’t that Angie wanted to break things off with Kate; she just didn’t know enough to decide if she wanted to keep going.
Jan 03, 2020
Cover Photo: A woman with dark hair is decorating a beautiful Christmas tree
The Christmas Story
This time of year, there are so many people pretending excitement when they feel none.
Dec 20, 2019