Etched Permanence

By Paige Wyatt TW: this piece discusses body dysmorphia Self-love is a concept that seems to permeate every marketable product or service these days. It feels insincere, overdone, and completely tone-deaf to people that look like me. Love myself, in this economy? With this body? The mirror shows me someone the world says is ugly.Continue reading “Etched Permanence”

The Illusion of Closure

By Anne H. Putnam TW: Suicidal ideation In the seven years since my first great heartbreak, I’ve grazed closure with my fingertips countless times.  After the first time he visited me in San Francisco, where I’d fled from our London home when the engagement ended; after our wedding date passed, marked only by a tearfulContinue reading “The Illusion of Closure”