Posts Tagged: relationships

A Façade of a Woman: R.O. Kwon’s The Incendiaries

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It is incredible to crack open an American novel and wince upon seeing parts of yourself reflected back so strikingly.

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The Rumpus Book Club Chat with Meghan Flaherty

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Meghan Flaherty discusses her debut memoir, Tango Lessons, how the book found its current format, and writing a memoir at a young age.

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #138: Melissa Broder

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

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In the Wake of His Damage

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To be named, and yet not named. Something broke in me when I read his synopsis of us, as if I had been summarily dismissed after twenty long years.

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Rumpus Original Fiction: Even the Moon

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When you finished, several minutes passed before we spoke. You dipped a finger in a pool of candle wax. How could I know this was the only real secret you’d ever kept?

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The Rumpus Mini-Interview Project #123: Erica Garza

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“[T]here was something really empowering about being honest and open about this part of myself. Somehow, writing helped lessen the shame.”

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This Is What I Get for Wanting

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When I cried over the phone, asking him if he was dumping me, he said in his gentle voice, “Sweetheart, we weren’t really a thing yet.”

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Mixed Feelings: Am I Too Fat For Love?

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We don’t like to think that love traffics in the same biases that shape our culture—but of course it does.

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I Dated Bad Men Till a Bad Man Became President

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Their dishonesty and danger was easier to look past then. The world had not yet shifted. But then it did, and I woke up.

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Thick and Thin

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Today is not the day I can eat like a normal person and not tomorrow either. But maybe the day after that or the next one after.

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Going Off-Script: A Conversation with Mandy Len Catron

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Mandy Len Catron discusses How to Fall in Love with Anyone: A Memoir in Essays, what makes for a thoughtful love story, and the politics of love.

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