The Art of Grieving

This past summer, I lost a friend. My best friend's mother, in fact. I've known this family for half of my life and watched as cancer took its toll. I consider myself lucky that I was able to be with her in her final days and in her final moments.

Voices of Domestic Violence: Is the Hardest Part Over?

October is Domestic Violence Month. Our "Voices of Domestic Violence" series will include essays published weekly throughout the month from the perspectives of a variety of survivors--men, children, women, LGBTQ and advocates. Some content in this series will contain disturbing scenarios and descriptions of abusive behavior.
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Mom Off the Cuff: Hey Murphy, This One’s for You!

You know Murphy's Law? “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong?” Sound familiar? That guy's a dick. As any military spouse – or indeed, any spouse of someone who travels frequently for work – will tell you, the shit always hits the fan once there's only one adult around to hold

The Opposite of a Compliment

I was at a loft party in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. There were bawdy lady performers: a sort of classical music  group singing about their lovers and a comedienne joking about giving birth in the middle of an opera performance (there was wine spilled on the stage to simulate water breaking and a