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I Believe You

November 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

When I was in seventh grade, there was a teacher at my school who was the father of a good friend. I knew him very well, having stayed overnight at their modest house and [...]

Personal Essays | The Opposite of Failure

November 7, 2017 // 0 Comments

I am 42 years old, and I love being a writer. But I haven’t always done much of it. I wrote short stories as a kid, often with the help of my dad. As a teen, I wrote a [...]

The Bossy Hawaiian Moon, Grief, and Hope

November 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

When my sister was a baby, I spoke for her. I don’t know if I was trying to be helpful or if I was, at nearly three years, simply used to being the primary object in our [...]

Us, Too

October 19, 2017 // 0 Comments

By now perhaps you have seen the #MeToo hashtag trending on social media. Its presence is nearly impossible to escape and heartbreakingly pervasive. Women, [...]

Me, Too: A Legacy of Damage

October 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Content warning: sexual assault, violence I scroll through Facebook and see the words scattered through my feed: Me, too. The two-word code to show belonging in a club no one [...]
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