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Human Parts
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This Is Us

A psalm of sleep apnea, shit in the shower, and life

Photo: Luke Price/Flickr


This Is Us

I work so the medical industry will prescribe something so that I can do more work

Pain organ — MAS, graphite, paper, multimedia

“for what is quite literally at stake in the body in pain is the making and unmaking of the world.” (Scarry, 23)


Lived Through This

My brother’s homicide remains unsolved. With no face and no name, there’s no one to hate.

Photo by Rene Cizio
Photo courtesy of the author.


Lived Through This

After years of abuse and no support, I had reached my limit

A photo taken at my 11th birthday party where I was the only attendee, the summer before I suffered abuse at the hands of my teacher. Photo courtesy of author.


This Is Us

At a gay club in the ’90s, I compete for attention with lighter-skinned men — and confront years of internalized racism

Illustration: Ladon Alex


On the joys of writing (even if people hate you for it)

A blurry long-exposure photo of a person writing with light.
Photo: Erich Stüssi via Flickr/CC BY-SA 2.0


I keep those old letters to feel their love, but I forbid myself from reading them

Photo: Joris Visser/Unsplash


Internet Time Machine

The truth about pretending to be someone else on the internet

Illustration: Jesse Zhang


Lots of people keep their self-loathing a secret from their parents. I’m not lots of people.

O happy dagger.


Human Parts

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