This Week in Essays

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For Lidia Yuknavitch, the personal is unavoidably political in this piece for Electric Literature.

At Catapult, David Frey writes with moving realness on what it is like to watch a parent age and transition into assisted living.

Jenessa Abrams looks at the nuances of mental illness and the damage of a word like “crazy” here at The Rumpus.

For The Smart Set, Jessa Crispin takes a journey into evolutionary fundamentalism and finds that worship of science is not without its religious overtones.

Piper Weiss goes looking for a bit of childhood joy at a waterpark and comes up short over at Hazlitt.

Back at The Rumpus, Andrea Laurion writes on her experience with improv and how she related to the movie Don’t Think Twice.

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