Faylita Hicks considers what it means to be a Black nonbinary activist in the age of Trump — and questions how the social justice movement has changed the way they have sex.
Naz Riahi recalls her vibrant childhood in a suburb of Tehran, and considers how the harsh realities imposed by the still new Islamic Republic seeped into her family’s life.
Sarah Miller thinks about climate change and other current horrors, and what it’s like just being sad forever.
An entanglement with her shrink-stalking protege teaches Susan Shapiro something about forgiveness.
When she loses a pregnancy, Anna Lea Hand searches in vain for vital advice and information.
In this personal and critical essay, Daisy Alioto reconsiders the nature of architecture while researching window alarms.
Once upon a time, nightlife journalist Michael Musto didn’t set the strongest boundaries with the boldfaced names he covered.
In the face of chronic pain, invisible illness, and medical discrimination, Talia Hibbert turned to tatoos to reclaim ownership of her body.