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Human Parts
A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

This Is Us

I understood, even as a young girl, that I was much too much.

Alabama searching for shells on a barrier island, being perfect. Photo by author.


THIS IS US

Grandma, why do you have so much hand sanitizer?

Photo: Aleksandr Zubkov / Getty Images


THIS IS US

Don’t depend on the kindness of strangers, but do celebrate it

One-stop Subway Artist Sketch


THIS IS US

In a binary world, everyone who looks at me sorts me into “man” or “woman.” Everyone is wrong.

Pictured: Fluid, probably some genders. Photo by Giuseppe Famiani on Unsplash


THIS IS US

On closure and cassette tapes

Photo: Ranadeep Bania/Unsplash


THIS IS US

How moving into my own space helped me find my own joy as a first generation immigrant woman of color

A bookcase dedicated to my love for healing, travel, and community. In my apartment in Ditmas Park, Brooklyn, 2020. All photos courtesy of the author.


THIS IS US

What rock music taught me about being American

Picture of a Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.” LP record in a record bin.
Picture of a Bruce Springsteen “Born in the U.S.A.” LP record in a record bin.
Photo: Jose Antonio Gallego Vázquez/Unsplash

“Born in the U.S.A.”


THIS IS US

Of all the haunting remnants of the past year, the one I can’t shake is my daughter’s eerily real doll

Image courtesy of the author


THIS IS US

If cake were a drug, this one would be a Schedule I substance

Photo courtesy of Whole Foods


THIS IS US

We’ve all been stuck in some way or another

Photo: Mitchell Gaiser/Unsplash

Human Parts

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