Rachel Yoder is a founding editor of draft: the journal of process and the creator and host of The Fail Safe podcast. She programs literary events for the Mission Creek Festival, where a version of this essay was first performed during A More Perfect Union, an interdisciplinary dinner featuring comedy, music, and theatre. She is also a 2017 Iowa Arts Fellow. Her most recent work can be found at Literary Hub, The Southern Review, StoryQuarterly, and Catapult. She lives in Iowa City with her family.