Catapult | Year In Review
No American School Can Promise Our Children’s Safety

Our future, the one we are living, was not inevitable. It was chosen. It is an ongoing choice.

Dec 20, 2022
Don’t Write Alone | Writing Life
Can Fiction Help Solve the Ethical Problems of True Crime?

True crime wants us to believe that our monsters are individual, not systemic—the errant serial killer rather than a violent and inequitable culture.

May 12, 2022
Fiction | Short Story
Con Suerte He Will Sleep Another Hour

Her mother had never curved a cool hand around Marilinda’s cheek and promised, Mijita, your life will be swollen with love.

Apr 12, 2019
People | Legacies
I Named My Daughter After the Woman I Wish She Could Have Met

Something unexpected cracks me open every year: Tonight, it was my daughter, recognizing the name I’d given her because I couldn’t give her the woman herself.

Nov 21, 2018
People | Generations
When Cancer Runs in Your Family

In my frightened mind, so many people in my family had been reduced to that one word.

Mar 14, 2017