June Amelia Rose remembers coming out in her youth to a turbulent family as her mother died of cancer.
We asked writers and editors to choose some of their favorite stories of the year in various categories. Here is the best in essays.
After years of strife with her mother, Vanessa Mártir finds unconditional love in a new, tender relationship.
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