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Personal Essay | Handbaggage

August 24, 2016 // 0 Comments

Post-hysterectomy, writer Laura Becker discusses the freedom of getting rid of the symbolic trappings of femininity along with the literal ones. [...]

Sweatpants & Sanity | I Know This Girl

August 11, 2016 // 9 Comments

I know this girl. This woman, actually. My heart breaks for her. The things she’s told me—they make me want to throw up. I question how she has made it so far in this [...]

Personal Essay | Catch the Wind

August 8, 2016 // 0 Comments

By Marielena Zuniga In the 1960s, many of us were trying to find ourselves. Hair was growing longer and skirts shorter. The Vietnam War. Bob Dylan, the Beatles and Joni [...]

Personal Essay | Why I’m Ignoring My Ancestors Hushing Me

August 3, 2016 // 2 Comments

I have begun to experience a type of revisionist history when I spend time with my father. I start seeing things from his point of view and recognize that I had fallen victim to my mother’s version of events in many circumstances. And while the long-ago affair was 100% my father’s fault, so many other situations were not entirely his alone. Secrecy has a way of protecting the wrong people, creating a vintage veneer that is more faux-finished than true patina. [...]
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