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July 17, 2015 // 9 Comments

by Katie Mitchell “But you’re so much prettier,” said my girlfriend as we stared at the photo on my smart phone screen. “I mean, she’s not a bad looking woman. But [...]

Sparkly Shoes

June 17, 2015 // 2 Comments

by Cody Hickman To most of my friends, it has become obvious that I’ve been on a “transgender” kick, lately. The simple reason for this is that [...]


June 7, 2015 // 1 Comment

by Lisa Pawlak The same morning my world was set ablaze, I slept in, peacefully, eventually waking up to the sound of my phone ringing and the smell of smoke in the air. The [...]

Personal Essay | Boy of Steel

June 4, 2015 // 3 Comments

Powerless I cried my way through most of the last Superman movie, Man of Steel. I couldn’t help it. So much of what I saw reminded me of my younger son. Of course, my [...]

The Scent of Three Oranges

May 22, 2015 // 0 Comments

by Aimee Farley “Mommy, may I please have an orange with my lunch?” my son shouts from the dining room as I begin to prepare his peanut butter and jelly sandwich in the [...]

I’m No Longer Magic

May 9, 2015 // 0 Comments

One afternoon when my younger son—who we affectionately called “Mr. Bump”— fell down and cut his knee, I scooped him up into my arms and kissed his sweaty toddler [...]

The Color Wheel of Grief

March 13, 2015 // 6 Comments

Katie Devine’s writing has appeared on sites including Huffington Post, Role Reboot, XO Jane, Medium, The Manifest-Station and Thought Catalog. She chronicles her travels [...]

Sweatpants: Our Dirty Love Affair

February 27, 2015 // 6 Comments

Shannon Day is wife to one gorgeous, yet slightly overbearing, Brit and mom to 3 little ladies. Once a teacher, now a story maker and occasional cocktail shaker, she shares [...]

The Illusion Of Independence | Essay

July 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Rae is the only son of a ex-Special Forces soldier in the South African Defense Force, so naturally a large chunk of his childhood was spent on army bases and remote places, [...]

Essay | The Sand Collar

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

In “The Sand Collar,” by Susan Clements, guest essayist on Sweatpants and Coffee, the ocean haunts a young child in search of her mother’s love:    The Sand Collar At [...]
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