This Week in Essays


At Slate, Faylita Hicks finds herself with two degrees, a business, and an unfortunate need to work for Amazon to pay the rent.

For DAME, Ann Bauer tells an infuriating story of struggling to be believed and feel safe against a sexual predator.

Here at The Rumpus, Cara Strickland finds herself in a constant state of vigilance after getting caught in the middle of wildfire.

At Sycamore Review, Jo-Ann Berelowitz writes on Johannesburg gold mines, Nabokov, and LSD trips that don’t deliver what’s promised.

Back at The Rumpus, January Iyer learns that confessing abuse at the time of the incident often doesn’t make a difference.


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