One Book Every Woman Should Read

“My body is decaying as I let my brain marinate in trauma. Soon, maybe my whole body will be set aflame.” —Elissa Washuta, My Body Is a Book of Rules I’ve spent a lot of time with the pages of Elissa Washuta’s first memoir, My Body is a Book of Rules. This recollection of trauma … Continue reading One Book Every Woman Should Read

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On Writing Race

A lot of us here when asked to talk about race are most comfortable, or least uncomfortable, talking about it in the language of scandal. It’s so satisfying, so clear, so easy. The wronged. The evildoers. The undeserving. The shady. The good intentions and the cynical manipulations. The righteous side talking, the head shaking. Scandal … Continue reading On Writing Race