Postpartum depression takes on a recognizable form in Megan Stielstra’s Rumpus essay, “Channel B,” as she describes her experience of finding solace in watching another mother on a high-tech video baby monitor, a reminder that we are never truly alone. A live performance of Megan’s piece was recently podcasted by 2nd story.

Megan’s essay will appear in The Best American Essays 2013, guest edited by our very own Cheryl Strayed.

Serena Candelaria is a Rumpus intern, and a self-proclaimed fiction addict. This summer, she worked at 29th Street Publishing and began writing a novella. She is currently a senior at Yale, where she studies Literature. More from this author →