One of Those People

I never took a pill without a prescription. Each month, I gave my two forms of ID to the pharmacist and signed for my script. If I couldn’t take my medicines, I’d cry and rage and whimper. I was addicted to opiates, accidentally. I didn’t know how to survive without...

You Day

I was walking through the grocery store last weekend when I saw in my periphery a greeting card with a pug on it. I grabbed my partner’s arm and said “Look! Look at that pug!” and when I swung back around I felt my stomach hurl itself down my knees to the sweat-slick...

Review: ‘Through Clenched Teeth’

Earlier this month I spent two hours at the dentist. Every time I go, they tell me what I already know - I’ve got a grinding issue. On my walk home, my mouth minty and my teeth scrubbed, I called my grandmother, who asked after my dental hygiene. I explained the...

The Myth of Deviant Sexuality

What is the right way to have a relationship? For some, the answer is simple: a cis man and cis woman, married or exclusively dating. The idea that this model—one that is straight, cis, and monogamous—is superior to any other type of relationship is the foundation of...

Building a Nicer Machine

The luxury of sitting with one’s thoughts, examining them minutely as if they were a diamond in your hand, is an undeniable privilege. Just as there are no atheists in foxholes, the number of people in Syria fretting over the tax deadline is likely a single digit. I’m...

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