Other Selves

People | Science | Other Selves
You Mean More to Me Than Any Scientific Truth

A poet wrestles with grief and the multiverse.

Oct 6, 2021
People | Arts & Culture | Other Selves
Falling in Love With a Balloon Artist Taught Me I Never Wanted to Be “Normal”

My future was uncertain . . . A balloon dinosaur was tangible, even if it withered away in a week.

Apr 14, 2020
People | Other Selves
How Being a Child Elvis Impersonator Helped Me Find My Non-Binary Self

Each performance provided a hit of adrenal love. I lived on it. I survived off of it. Until, that is, that moment in the bathroom when I was thirteen.

Mar 31, 2020
People | Other Selves
What I’ve Learned About Outrage

There’s a lot to be outraged about. But when my anger is visited on people close to me, something needs to change.

Jul 2, 2018
People | Other Selves
Stay Wild, or How to Keep Your Hand

To call these acts wild, to see them as separate parts of consciousness, is to be a tourist in your own city.

May 17, 2018
People | Other Selves
How to Live Without Ecstasy Every Day

On chasing ecstasy, finding tenderness, creating art, and experiencing motherhood.

Mar 15, 2018
People | Other Selves
The Old Man Who Fought Boko Haram

“Who was this self-appointed vigilante of this street of ours? Why was he so invalid? No one seemed to have a story about him.”

Jan 4, 2018
People | Other Selves
How a Cabin in the Woods Almost Killed Me

“You tell the real estate guy it’ll be your weekend place. You tell yourself you’re going to get a lot of writing done here.”

Sep 6, 2017
People | Other Selves
Pinecone Man

She thought she was probably hugging a murderer.

Jan 13, 2017
Nonfiction | Other Selves
There Is No We

A Collective Excuse for Individual Ignorance

Jun 28, 2016