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Posts Tagged: cutting

The Cost of Liberation: Patsy by Nicole Dennis-Benn

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Patsy’s imagined freedom in America, she discovers almost immediately, was an illusion.

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Milked

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I mourn for my body, for the toll the world has taken on it.

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Fields of Light

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Light reflects differently off near and faraway objects. It’s all about the light.

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Dead Name

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In the Parenting Transgender Children support groups I belong to on Facebook, we refer to our previous-gendered child’s birth name as Dead Name.

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ENOUGH: He Could Kill Me

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A Rumpus series of work by women and non-binary writers that engages with rape culture, sexual assault, and domestic violence.

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Becoming Bodies

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[W]e wanted something different from each other’s bodies than what was actually there, which might be why our bodies sometimes came together.

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Voices on Addiction: Shame Is a Treble Hook

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Shame is a treble hook that tells me that 1) I not only fail but am a failure, that 2) I not only damage people but I am damaged, and that 3) I not only lie but I am a lie.

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Peeping under the Goddamn Door: The Price of Empathy in S-Town

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[F]or the first time, I really see the tradeoffs between privacy and honest-to-god, up-close empathy.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: No Wound

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Maybe I can touch it and show it to you. If I convince you, we can call it real. And then perhaps it will be.

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The Saturday Rumpus Essay: On Madness and Mad Men

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In my eight years as a Mad Men fan, the series has repeatedly prompted me to reflect on parenting.

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Cut

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It felt like there was a space between my veins and my skin I had to get to, had to see what was missing, what wasn’t quite fitting. I needed to see what was in there, what was making my skin feel so unattached from my body, from the tissue that lies underneath.

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