identity

By Heather Walker Peterson

Heather Walker Peterson examines her journey from shame to acceptance of her embodied, womanly self.

By Karen Stiller

I watched the older woman across the pub where my Master of Fine Arts cohort was gathering for a meet-and-greet. We were there to get to know each other and chat about our creative nonfiction writing projects. This writer had arrived...

By Dorcas Cheng-Tozun

I’m realizing that my life may not be all about me. And that is a hard, hard truth to swallow...

By Anna Moseley Gissing

Anna Moseley Gissing considers the complicated emotional landscape that comes along with grading.

By Sharon Gartland

I have a vivid memory of a popular 8th grade girl chasing me into the bathroom after I had done something (I don’t remember what) to offend her during gym class. That memory of me cowering in a locked stall...

By Ann Boyd

Waking up in the mornings has always been a terrible experience for me. Particularly in the winter, the process of wrenching myself out of bed before it is even light feels offensive, violent, and wrong...

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