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Posts Tagged: T.S. Mendola

From the Archive: Rivers of Babylon: The Story of a Third-Trimester Abortion

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. . . I desperately, beyond reason, wanted an intact body for burial. I wanted it viscerally, animally, the way your body wakes up in the night looking for a newborn, the way you feel a physical connection to your children even when you cannot see them, the way you want something when everything else has been taken from you. It is the same reason I buried him; I wanted to know where he had gone from me and how.

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Bounty

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The pleasure comes from the bounty itself, the viewing of it, knowing that she doesn’t have to eat it but that she could.

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This Week in (Reproductive Rights) Essays

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Our storytelling, the sharing of our necessary truths, is needed now more than ever.

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What to Read When: Rumpus Staff Favorites 2018

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The Rumpus editorial staff selects our favorite pieces from 2018!

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