It Comes in Waves

In this personal essay, years after her cousin was killed, Lilly Dancyger is haunted by images of murdered women in the news.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 16, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,790 words)

Passing as Privileged

A personal essay in which Narratively deputy editor Lilly Dancyger writes about dealing with people’s mistaken assumptions about the economics of her upbringing. A high-school dropout who later worked her way through college and graduate school, Dancyger grew up poor — the daughter of a single mother who was a recovering heroin addict. In New York City media circles, people tend to make comments indicating they assume she comes from privilege. Here, Dancyger sets the record straight.

Source: The Rumpus
Published: Mar 5, 2018
Length: 6 minutes (1,639 words)