It felt like there was a space between my veins and my skin I had to get to, had to see what was missing, what wasn't quite fitting. I needed to see what was in there, what was making my skin feel so unattached from my body, from the tissue that lies underneath....more
Chelsey Clammer is the author of BodyHome, and won the 2015 Red Hen Press Nonfiction Manuscript Award for her essay collection, Circadian. Her work has appeared in The Rumpus, Essay Daily, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, The Normal School and Black Warrior Review, among many others. She’s the Essays Editor for The Nervous Breakdown. @ChelseyClammer, www.chelseyclammer.com.