Stories – our bodies/ourselves

Kelly Dobbins

A BODY OF WORK by Kelly Dobbins

I should see a psychiatrist about this because I work my ass off, but I'm uncomfortable going out in public! ...
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Kelly Crowley

GOLD MEDAL MERMAID by Kelly Crowley

When you're the odd kid out at a small Catholic grammar school, you're destined to get picked last for every ...
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HOW DOES A FLOWER DARE TO BLOOM by Ilse Noir

I was growing deeper and deeper into a funk. I stood there, wanting so badly to just jump in the ...
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Jenna Jolovitz

ISN’T THAT FABULOUS by Jenna Jolovitz

I knew no one, and no one knew me. I was completely anonymous. So I did it. Like a banana, ...
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Barbara Stitzer

IT’S ALL ABOUT THE CLICK by Barbara Stitzer

When I was a little girl, every shooting star, every coin tossed into every fountain, every candle blow of the ...
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Jo-Anne McArthur

LOVE MADE VISIBLE by Jo-Anne McArthur

It's summer in the Antarctic and on sunny days I can venture out onto the bow of our Sea Shepherd ...
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Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

MOIST: A JOURNEY OUT OF CHAPSTICK ADDICTION by Elisabeth Sharp McKetta

Since discovering lip balm at age ten, I put it on my lips between 50 and 100 times a day ...
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Michele Maggiora

ODE TO GRAY by Michele Maggiora

I made the decision to stop, many times. But I kept at it; the ritual of dyeing my hair. I ...
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Anne Singer

OF MEN AND A MACHINE by Anne Singer

You live in a city like New York long enough and you learn to ignore things. The urban cacophony – ...
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Simon Chaitowitz

PLAYING THE CANCER CARD by Simon Chaitowitz

So no, I'm not into pretending that cancer isn't horrible. But the Big C does have one little perk that ...
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SOMETIMES IT’S THE LITTLE THINGS by Sara Arason

One day, though, it occurred to me that what I want might matter. What makes ME happy might be important, ...
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Nalini Nadkarni

VIEW FROM THE TOP by Nalini Nadkarni

I have a great job; I climb trees to study the rainforest canopy. My journey to understand trees started early ...
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Molly Caro May

WHAT I NEVER EXPECTED by Molly Caro May

Pregnancy may have knocked me over, but I had labored like Wonder Woman. If the upswing trajectory followed, postpartum would ...
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