Throughout the pandemic, Emma Healey and her immunocompromised partner — a liver transplant recipient — have constantly weighed and navigated day-to-day risks. As Toronto opens up, making decisions have become even more confusing. In this essay, Healey reflects on health, risk, and love. We are all making our decisions the same way—with one eye on […]
The couple who saved an imprisoned artist’s life — and the extraordinary gift he gave in return.
“But perhaps it’s neither here nor there how we think about death. Perhaps the work that must be done is in how we think about life.”
Separated by war, boundaries, and immigration policies they cannot control, one young Yemeni couple refuses to give up on love.
How a journalist found her voice as her mother lost hers.
“As marriages go, ours is an infant. Soft-skulled and milk-breathed. We’ve been married for two years, together for five.”
“When two people are on the same page, and they love each other, and they’re working towards something better, you can do a lot of good things.”
Blake Butler writes movingly about his late wife, poet Molly Brodak.
A hidden diary, a love story, and a mystery.
“Although the world has made space for more diverse women, we are still expected to fill the role of the one who wants to be loved, to be a mother when perhaps we only ever wanted to paint, to write, to explore the world alone, on our own terms.”