Motherhood on the Line

Three women seeking asylum navigate motherhood, coronavirus, and climate change at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Source: Longreads
Published: Dec 2, 2020
Length: 13 minutes (3,442 words)

Shades of Grey

“In 2018, Floridians voted overwhelmingly to end greyhound racing, a sport they were told was archaic and inhumane. What if they were wrong?”

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 29, 2020
Length: 28 minutes (7,001 words)

An Atlas of the Cosmos

“We’ve mapped Mars, the Moon, the solar system, even our own galaxy. Which means there is only one thing left to understand in this symbolic way and that is the entirety of the cosmos.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 27, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,288 words)

The Power of a Judith Krantz Sex Scene

“A ‘90s romance novel offers a glimpse of queer possibility and illuminates the complications of writing about queer love.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 21, 2020
Length: 10 minutes (2,551 words)

Summer Mother

“Michael A. Gonzales recounts the life lessons of a favorite auntie.”

Source: Longreads
Published: Oct 14, 2020
Length: 6 minutes (1,720 words)

Inside the Chaos of Immigration Court

Gabriel Thompson takes us into San Francisco Immigration Court and the labyrinthine system that asylum seekers—and attorneys and judges—are up against.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 22, 2020
Length: 27 minutes (6,849 words)

Out There: On Not Finishing

“What happens if the stories we tell ourselves about our lives leave us lonely, wrestling with meaning?”

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 8, 2020
Length: 17 minutes (4,304 words)

A Lover’s Blues: The Unforgettable Voice of Margie Hendrix

Remembering the woman who outsang Ray Charles.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 2, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,700 words)

What Didn’t Kill Her

Bernice L. McFadden ruminates on all the things her mother has endured only to find herself spending her golden years in the midst of a deadly plague and state-sanctioned racism.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jun 4, 2020
Length: 8 minutes (2,024 words)

Your Wilderness Is Not Permanent

At an uncertain time in her life, Sejal Shah does Burning Man her own way. An excerpt from This Is One Way to Dance, her new memoir in essays.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jun 3, 2020
Length: 14 minutes (3,746 words)