Speak Truth to Power

We must speak truth to the power of all that threatens to keep women and girls silent in the face of sexual violence.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 24, 2018
Length: 25 minutes (6,472 words)

Finding Comfort in Small Spaces

In this personal essay, Jessica Gross considers her preference for certain types of confinement.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 24, 2018
Length: 11 minutes (2,864 words)

No, I Will Not Debate You

Civility will never defeat fascism, no matter what The Economist thinks.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 18, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,795 words)

Age Appropriate

A personal essay in the Fine Lines series, in which Jen Doll comes to terms with her inner teenager … or whatever.

Author: Jen Doll
Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 18, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,941 words)

Ten Translations of Care

Mary Wang recalls the ways in which she and her family in China conspired to hide her grandmother’s cancer diagnosis from her.

Author: Mary Wang
Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 17, 2018
Length: 23 minutes (5,814 words)

The Miracle of the Mundane

In an excerpt from her new essay collection, Heather Havrilesky calls for tuning out the online cacophony telling us we aren’t enough, and tuning in to the soul-affirming, quiet truth of the present moment.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 14, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,976 words)

Weigh the Costs — and Occasional Benefits — of Ethnic Ambiguity

In this personal essay, Aram Mrjoian reflects on his experiences of being part Armenian in America.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 11, 2018
Length: 15 minutes (3,949 words)

To Post, or Not to Post?

In this personal essay, writer Eloghosa Osunde contemplates the role of marginalized artists in online activism.

Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 7, 2018
Length: 18 minutes (4,515 words)

Having the Wrong Conversations About Hate Activity

A personal essay about the ways in which a terrified mother tried — and failed — to be a walking-talking public service announcement.

Author: Anonymous
Source: Longreads
Published: Sep 6, 2018
Length: 19 minutes (4,750 words)

Oh! Small-bany! Part 2

The second chapter in Novelist Elisa Albert’s Albany “quartet.” Notes from an awful winter.

Source: Longreads
Published: Aug 31, 2018
Length: 23 minutes (5,940 words)