This Week in Essays


Matt Hartman writes on how the narrative of the phenomenal disabled athlete narrows our vision of disabled needs and ability at The Outline.

Devorah Heitner looks at the bodies we inherit and how to live with them for Longreads.

Over at Catapult, Eden Robins discovers the true nature of exploration while traveling with marine biologists.

Here at The Rumpus, Annie Connole explores a military base while contemplating means of threat and preparation.

Aubrey Hirsch writes on the difficulty of living with her husband’s postnatal depression for Gay Mag.

At Lit Hub, Mirza Waheed feels relief and guilt at the current lockdown on Kashmir and the family left behind.


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