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True Story | Reflections on a New Life

November 27, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Everett Maroon I’ve lost track of when I took my first dose of testosterone in an attempt to make my life match my heart and brain a little more closely. I should be [...]

When We Were Hungry

November 23, 2015 // 0 Comments

I remember the last meal I had in Paris. I was with my sister on a two-week tour of France and England in 1998; we’d been visiting our friend Mia who was from our hometown [...]

A Girl On The Inside

November 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Scout Parker “Mama, how long is my hair now?” Avery asks excitedly, then squeezes her eyes shut. I pour the yogurt container over her upturned head, watching the water [...]

Waiting For the Other Shoe to Drop

November 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

My earliest memory is of my brother returning from his first day of kindergarten, or maybe first grade, missing a shoe. He lost it while walking through a field with friends [...]

Making Our Own Holiday

November 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Every year, when discussing the coming holidays, inevitably someone I know offers up a variation of the same tribal chestnut with a grimace or groan: “Yeah, we’re going [...]

The Miracle of Halloween

October 30, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Michelle Chouinard Halloween night is one of the most beautiful nights of the year. I’m not talking about the weather. Even here in California, that’s always a [...]

Personal Essay | My Hip Is Not Edgy

September 14, 2015 // 2 Comments

Most of all, this is about playful attention, and how it can bring us back to ourselves. And we’ll get there. First, a confession. The last few weeks I’ve been cruel to [...]

Dog Enough

August 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Kristin Black New to yoga, I signed up for a beginner, Ashtanga style class. There I was, trying to find balance in poses while a litany of negative self-talk spun stories [...]
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