Uncertain Ground

In this personal essay, Grace Loh Prasad realizes that mourning is complicated when home and homeland aren’t the same place.

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Published: Mar 25, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,021 words)

Our Words Will Save Us and Set Us Free

In the wake of having his writing career belittled, Jackson Bliss becomes an interpreter for a refugee and comes to see words, translations, and storytelling as important acts of resistance.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 18, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,149 words)

Barely There

In this personal essay, Jennifer Baker considers the ways in which hair removal rituals, begun in her tween years, have helped her achieve body acceptance and connect with her own desire.

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Published: Mar 20, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,059 words)

Of Safe Words and the Sacred

A personal essay about how a BDSM relationship gone wrong helped Britni de la Cretaz find God.

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Published: Mar 21, 2019
Length: 11 minutes (2,913 words)

Everything is Fine

A personal essay in which Sara Fredman thinks about the voices in her life, as she raises young children and reckons with her fading father.

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Published: Mar 14, 2019
Length: 10 minutes (2,523 words)

The End of Poker Night

In this personal essay, Mindy Greenstein looks back on the gambling that was a big part of life with her Holocaust refugee parents.

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Published: Mar 13, 2019
Length: 16 minutes (4,228 words)

Where the Trouble Started

In this personal essay, decades after a childhood sexual assault, Saidee Sonnenberg tries to make sense of what happened.

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Published: Mar 6, 2019
Length: 13 minutes (3,467 words)

The Problem With Nostalgia

Michael Musto argues that wearing rose-colored glasses always leads to an unfair distortion — looking back on the best of the past while comparing it to the worst of the present.

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Published: Mar 5, 2019
Length: 8 minutes (2,048 words)

Even the Dogs

In an excerpt from her memoir, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, T Kira Madden recalls a harrowing adventure with her parents.

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Published: Mar 4, 2019
Length: 7 minutes (1,940 words)

The Real Danger on the Promenade

After coming out, Steffan Triplett considers rekindling a broken friendship, dancing with danger and mystery in a secluded area on the edge of town.

Source: Longreads
Published: Mar 1, 2019
Length: 12 minutes (3,080 words)