How the Hospital Unlocked m(M)e

How the Hospital Unlocked m(M)e

Pop Six Squish Uh uh Cicero Lipschitz! — “Cell Block Tango,” Chicago The six merry murderesses of the Cook County Jail have nothing on the nurses who “took care” of me when I was interred in the mental hospital. In three mental hospitals at that. All interred....
Spine to Deckle / Anatomy of a Book

Spine to Deckle / Anatomy of a Book

Frontispiece Claudia’s studio was perched in a corner of the second floor of a rickety old nineteenth-century mill that had been converted into artists’ spaces. It took up a double city block in the crusty New England hamlet of Easthampton, Massachusetts. You could...
Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

Halfway through sixth grade, my family moved from Roselle, a diverse working-class neighborhood, to Freehold, New Jersey, an upper-middle class predominantly white living. Thus began the year of silence. Out of protest, sadness, depression, and puberty I vowed to my...

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