Posts for childbirth

Collecting Silence

General/Column March 20, 2017

For months I hoarded silence. I filled the well inside me with ice dropping from the freezer, windows slamming shut…

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Second Time Around

General/Column March 20, 2017

The past is a book left out in the rain: ink blurs, pages fuse together. –Eric Pankey When we were…

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from my body

General/Column February 20, 2017

grew their bodies i know every mole, toe, fingernail, belly button, dimple strand of hair sticky with watermelon juice my…

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Powder

General/Column January 23, 2017

The kindest thing anyone ever did was powder my breasts. I don’t remember her face or how she moved, or…

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