This Week in Essays


Alexander Sammon gives a helpful firsthand look at the perils of casual daytrading for n+1.

For Midnight & Indigo, Jasminum McMullen discovers that body size is not a factor in street harassment.

Here at The Rumpus, Hannah Paige navigates life after her beloved sister’s unexpected passing.

Seema Reza takes comfort in women who embrace the things they want, over at Electric Literature.

For Aeon, Lori Marino looks at the treatment of mammalian sea life and how we can do better.

At The Walrus, Luke Ottenhof reviews the current state of the fight for land rights for Indigenous communities in Ontario.

Under a caring partnership, Emrys Donaldson builds acceptance for their transitioning body back at The Rumpus.


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