Posts Tagged: depression

Finding the World Within

By

Secrets are expectations passed down over silent years.

...more

Voices on Addiction: A Conversation with Amber van de Bunt

By

Amber van de Bunt discusses her debut memoir, OVERCOME.

...more

Toil and Trouble

By

Feet dangle in the foreground, suspended in space by distance and gravity.

...more

On Suicidal Ideation

By

It’s not that easy. It’s never that easy.

...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Tsitsi Dangarembga

By

Tsitsi Dangarembga discusses her new novel, THIS MOURNABLE BODY.

...more

Different Voices: A Conversation with Crystal Hana Kim

By

Crystal Hana Kim discusses her debut novel, IF YOU LEAVE ME.

...more

How to Keep Calm and Carry On

By

Your mind doesn’t play tricks on you. You play tricks on your mind.

...more

You Can Never Escape the Jersey Shore

By

To watch Jersey Shore is to watch my fantasy, only it’s an imperfect recreation.

...more

A Community of the People: Tommy Orange’s There There

Reviewed By

THERE THERE does not settle, it unsettles.

...more

Being Human: A Conversation with Porochista Khakpour

By

Porochista Khakpour discusses her new memoir, Sick, the difficulty of receiving good medical care, and the blessing of online community.

...more

The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #138: Melissa Broder

By

“We have what we need inside us already, it’s just a question of uncovering it, of remembering who we are again and again.”

...more

A Part of Me

By

Now my not wanting men to be front and center in my life capitalized sperm into a rare commodity. Empowered reproduction is largely a myth.

...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: She Hated the Child

By

She didn’t want anything to change. She understood it would be easier if she loved the child. But she did not want to love it.

...more

The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Melissa Broder

By

Melissa Broder discusses her debut novel, The Pisces (Hogarth, May 2018), the importance of love between women, and mermaid sex.

...more

Inheritance

By

I married a man who is related to me. I started dating him when I was seventeen and of course, my mother immediately liked him. He grew up in my parents’ hometown.

...more

Dead Name

By

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.

...more

It’s Just Reality: Talking with Meaghan O’Connell

By

Meaghan O’Connell discusses her new memoir, And Now We Have Everything, perfectionism in motherhood and writing, and being pregnant again.

...more

Body Fluids: An Exploration of Motherhood

By

I think fresh semen smells like aspirin, which is made from a mold that grows on birch trees, which of course are phallic.

...more