And So I Present Myself


The urge to claim a space for the self collides and colludes with the urge to construct a self to fit the space.

Sallie Tisdale shares a beautiful essay from her newly released collected essays, Violation, in which she meditates in frenzy and anxiety over the question of the self: whether or not one can know themselves, if the self is only as others see it.

Kyle Williams is a student at Brooklyn College, studying creative writing and literature. You can find more from him on Tumblr at, but don't feel like you have to. More from this author →