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Every Flavor a Ghost: A Comic

Sometimes even just a minor taste of something brings old ghosts back to me.

How to Love in English

If one loved in the Indian provinces, one could only love in English, with “I love you.”

Jan 14, 2021
Learning to Talk About Domestic Violence

A system that requires us to risk further retaliation when we report being in danger enables and engenders further violence.

Jan 11, 2021
My Body Only Feels Right When It Isn’t My Own

I want to inhabit a form that doesn’t define me; I want to inhabit a form in a way that lets me define it.

Jan 07, 2021
A Year Without an Ending

Is it strange, in a vortex of absence, to cherish endings? Only if loss and endings are the same.

Dec 18, 2020
Resistance Can Be Playful, Too

In the face of overlapping and unprecedented crises, an immigrant mom protects her family through play.

Dec 17, 2020
Learning to Love My Mother’s Body and My Own

Envy feels a lot like binging—the more you give into it, the worse you feel.

Dec 16, 2020
Proof of Mountain

On a long-sought diagnosis, chronic pain, and a trek to Everest Base Camp.

Dec 15, 2020
How to Come Out in French

Before I was queer, I was French.

Dec 10, 2020
The French Cartoon that Led Me to Fandom and Friendship

Priyanka Bose on How Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug and Cat Noir Helped Her Overcome Loneliness

Dec 08, 2020
The Ghost on the Zoom Call

Including my mother, we inhabit seven squares. At the beginning of each Zoom session, my mother asks who we are.

Right Now I Will Jump to That Spot Over There

Christina Bartson on improvisation, shutting out fear, and trusting her movement during the pandemic.

Dec 07, 2020
A Pregnancy, a Pandemic, and a Pear Tart

When I first discovered I was pregnant, we were deep into a very strange spring.

Dec 01, 2020
The Thrill and Grief of Being a Singlehanded Sailor

I still wonder, what is the right amount of time to grieve?

Nov 24, 2020
How Wild Swimming Keeps My Mental Health Afloat

Ironically, the UK’s Covid-19 lockdown gave me the time to embrace wild swimming—just when I needed my lifeline most.

Nov 23, 2020
Las Cosas, Cosas Son: The Things We Give Up to Be Here

At detention centers, these prized possessions go straight into the trash. A devastating omen for the way immigrants are treated in this country.

When There Is No Right Way to Heal

The details of those poems may be his first inkling that I know what he did.

Nov 12, 2020
As If You and I Agree

It’s relieving when you find someone who feels the same way you do about Covid-19 risk and public safety. But what about those who disagree?

Nov 10, 2020
I Lost My Voice Before I Found It

Like so much in life, your voice works effortlessly—until, one day, it doesn’t.

Nov 09, 2020
Taste, Memory

“I can tell I love you because I want to give you a bite of whatever I’m eating.”