I don’t always want to laugh at my pain, but laughter is an involuntary act.
The author on her new novel, Sketchtasy, healing, and her writing process.
October 2018: Spirit
Coming to terms with an unexpected pregnancy—and a miscarriage.
Telling the unedited version of my life story, to myself and everyone else.
Love notes, trauma, and Jenny Holzer.
To avoid: crashing and burning.
Summer ennui and gun violence.
Seeing relationships as they are.
Transferring schools, other people’s expectations, and life after war.
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