Lived Through This

There’s Really No Easy Way to Say ‘I Was Stabbed’

Notes on near-death

Emma Berquist
Human Parts
Published in
12 min readFeb 13, 2020
I lived, bitch.

TThe first thing people usually want to know is what getting stabbed feels like. The answer is that it feels like getting punched really hard. Or at least, I assume it’s what getting hit feels like. I’ve never been punched. I have been stabbed six times.