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The Formation of Identities Through BDSM

If you were to view Tymber Dalton on any normal day, her life would look…

Making sense of life -and death; Or die trying, anyway!

We think of death as merely the opposite of life and in a fundamental and…

An Ode to Friends—and the Pandemic That Brought Us Together

“Can you believe we’ve been doing this regularly for 11 months?!” my friend Emma smiled…

Venerable August and its captives

August – named after Roman emperor Augustus Caesar – with its loaded name arrives carrying…

Why Did She Run?

I was fascinated by the way she would take off and run. The wooden screen…

I am a Descendant of Enslavers: My History Uncovered and Hope for Healing

I am a descendant of enslavers. I learned this a few years ago, yet lately,…

To be an Asian American Pacific Islander in the United States

My name is Aileen Fullchange. I was born in the United States and I am…

Sing into Place

If I could look back as an old woman, and reflect upon my life, upon…

Perspective from my Knees

Maybe we should collect all the adolescent girls in America and send them out to…

Wishbone

“You don’t know me at all!” The door slammed hard in my face and I…

Unplanned Lessons: Reflections on Teaching Writing

When Joseph remained in his seat after the bell, I didn’t know much about him…

For a Quarter

A quarter bought me a slice of pizza and a sugary drink when I grew…

I Called Someone Racist Today

I called someone racist today. I explained the things they did which were racist. I…

Understanding Estrangement

A friend of mine had me over for dinner. What she shared with me broke…

After My Santa Fe: When Personal Tragedy Intersects with the National

Images of sobbing students and distraught parents had been all over the national news once…