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What We Lost: Undoing the Fairy Tale Narrative of Adoption 

 

Notable Essay selection, Best American Essays 2017 (edited by Leslie Jamison) 

Best of the Net nominee, 2017

 

Read more at The Rumpus

Adoption is a Feminist Issue, But Not For the Reasons You Think

Originally published at The Establishment.

Reprinted in syndication at Huffpost and Role Reboot.

Top 20 Read of 2017 at The Establishment

Read more at The Establishment

In Some Darker Place

"How do we measure our worth as writers? And if we fail, how do we continue to write in spite of that real and/or perceived failure? How can we remember in those darker places that failure is a kind of rupture and with every rupture comes new openings, new points of entry, new work to be done." 

 

Read more at The Writer in the World

Three Poems

HOLD: a journal, Issue One: Magic 

 

alongside poems from Eileen Myles, Anne Boyer, and Carlos Soto Roman, among others.

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How to be a Normal Family

 

1. A small girl wriggles around on the couch under a blanket. Rubs the soft corner against her cheek.

The doctor enters the room, closes the door.  He tells the mother to wrap the blanket around the girl and lie on top of her.  When the girl screams, her sound is muffled by the weight of the mother’s love.

I love you so much, she grunts.

Don’t you want to love me too?

 

Read more at The Feminist Wire

 

I See Your Dreams Coming True: An Interview with Venzella Joy Williams, Beyoncé's newest drummer. 

Read more at Tom Tom Magazine

 

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