This is Part Two of a short series of posts on grief and reading. Here, I highlight two out of the six books that helped me work through the initial shock of my brother’s death. I’m writing about them in the order I finished reading them. You … Continue reading Reading Keeps Me Alive: Spoils i
I remember writing, “I read to write better,” a few times when talking about books. This is true but it’s also a cop-out. So that I won’t have to tell you how, when everything falls apart and the body crumbles under not knowing how to go … Continue reading Reading Keeps Me Alive
You are alone with the night and notebook, memories from the day freshly baking in the meat of your flesh. The woman in you hearing voices otherwise stifled by expectations. You turn up the volume of your own silence and your ears start ringing – … Continue reading Spoils: Of lilacs and voices of a Selfhood.
[Spoiler alerts & trigger warnings: self-harm, abuse, sexual assault.] “The feeling that she had never really lived in this world caught her by surprise. It was a fact. She had never lived. Even as a child, as far back as she could remember, she had done … Continue reading Spoils: Less Like Human