I Am A RockJune 2016
Whenever the latest woe is me commercial came on hawking the newest painkiller, Mami commanded our attention: “That’s me!”
Joseph Roth: The MotherSeptember 2015
Flash Fiction: Even while she lay in hospital she was trembling for the well-being of her son
Jessica Machado: The Shame We CarriedJuly 2015
I’ll never know what my mother wanted or felt about whether to keep her baby—it simply wasn’t up to her.
Boundaries of Taste: And as I parted my lips and then, later, my legs, watching the last clouds of smoke slip upward, I kept hearing my mother’s voice say, “Jesus is a fire.”
Elisabeth Frost: Mother and DaughterDecember 2014
Flash Fiction: The daughter, the one they think they made all by themselves, holds the hand, and holds also the head, unwise and old and greedy.
The ThrowawaysMarch 2013
In Kenya, doctors are force-sterilizing HIV-positive women without their consent—and in some cases, without their knowledge.