Christine H. Lee

Instructor & Writer
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Crisis Unicorn. Chicken + bee keeper. Author of a stroke memoir, Tell Me Everything You Don't Remember  (Ecco/Harper Collins). Her short fiction and essays have appeared in ZYZZYVA, Guernica, The Rumpus, The New York Times, and BuzzFeed, among other publications. Her novel is forthcoming from Ecco / Harper Collins. 

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Stories

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Learning How to Be Gentle in the Face of Trauma—Others’ and My Own

Bees do not attack—just as trauma survivors do not attack, but rather defend. She will not sting you unless she believes the colony’s life depends on her defense. Because when she stings you, she dies.

Apr 09, 2019
Cover Photo: Turning Our Garden’s Bounty Into Community by Christine H. Lee
Turning Our Garden’s Bounty Into Community

Nature is never obedient. It rallies forward. This is the reality on a farm: The bounty comes all at once.

Mar 05, 2019
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Giving Myself to My Garden and Keeping Enough for Me

The thing my mom told me to do—“Save twenty percent for yourself. Never give one hundred percent to anyone.”—was not selfish after all. Not when thinking about my own survival.

Feb 05, 2019
Cover Photo: Illustration by Elizabeth Haidle for Catapult
After Divorce and Postpartum Depression, Work (and Bees) Brought Me Back to Life

It is no wonder that I am so in love with my bees. They fight for their lives.

Jan 08, 2019
Cover Photo: photo by Spencer Tweedy/flickr
Saving Chickens, Saving Myself

“I know that it is scary to say something. That it is easier to think it is none of your business.”

Feb 28, 2017