“Knowing I had to be strong for someone allowed me to access more bedrock than I even knew I had.”
Roxane Gay in Antarctica: The Things We Do for Love
“Once upon a time, writer Roxane Gay and her wife, the illustrator Debbie Millman, set sail to Antarctica. Here, they each tell the tale—well, their version of it.”
This Old Dog
A testament to my sister, who likes to walk ahead.
The State of Waiting
Separated by war, boundaries, and immigration policies they cannot control, one young Yemeni couple refuses to give up on love.
Self Portrait With iPhone
Newly single in her mid-50s, Pam Mandel swipes through dozens of selfies, including her own.
Fear of Suffering Alone
After separating from her husband and entering quarantine, Anne Liu Kellor faces her ongoing desire for a partner and the necessity of loving herself.
Following the North Star
Shaheen Pasha explores how the trauma of a loved one’s incarceration unravels her carefully planned-out existence, and sets her on a new, unexpected path to find meaning in the meaningless.
The Bigamist’s Daughter
Robin Antalek considers the legacy of the man who abandoned her for another family and never looked back.
Body of Lies
Deenie Hartzog-Mislock confronts a lifetime of body image trauma when her marriage turns south and sexless.
Sit Back, Relax, and Try Not To Think About the Hole We’re Making In Your Skull
You can understand how the dura mater connects to the arachnoid mater, but that doesn’t mean you understand the mind.