This Week in Essays


At Hazlitt, Meg Bernhard looks for answers after a college friend drowns.

For [PANK], Gabriella Navas writes about the struggle to let her mother’s love be enough following a suicide attempt.

“This was their first mistake. When you attempt to annihilate a people, you have to make sure you get them all.” Here at The Rumpus, Lillian Giles writes to Black daughters past, present, and future.

Laia Jufresa waits out the pandemic in Scotland with her young daughter and her daughter’s imagination, over at Words Without Borders.

For Entropy, Lily Meyersohn writes on repatriating to Germany, the country her grandparents once fled.

At Hippocampus, Theresa Okokon explores names and the ways we self-identify.


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