Excavating Fossils — Digging Up the Girl I Used to Be

Time to get dirt on my hands

Suzanna Quintana
Human Parts
Published in
5 min readFeb 27, 2024

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Photo by Trnava University on Unsplash

I always wanted to be an archeologist.

I pictured dusty me in my khaki shorts and sunburned cheeks on some roped-off site in Egypt or Pompeii with my scrapers and brushes, gently removing time from the relics buried below.

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Suzanna Quintana
Human Parts

My voice is my superpower. Editor-in-Chief of The Virago. Founder of The Narcissist Relationship Recovery Program. www.suzannaquintana.com