First Person Singular

Original personal essays.

What a Qigong Grandmaster, Meghan Trainor, and a pandemic pity party taught me.
Looking back at journal entries he wrote as a love-lorn closeted teen, Mike Albo finds kinship with a needy AI chatbot.
Brooke Siem navigates her way through the undulations of antidepressant withdrawal and coral reefs.
In the midst of a pandemic-year DIY home renovation as a single mom, Kate Vieira wonders, what makes a house a home?
For Kasey Payette, queer heartbreak leads to an investigation of burial practices, historical erasure, and what details of our lives will outlast us.
In looking back on a marriage and years of physical agony, Liz Iverson decodes her own mind-body connection.
Caitlin Bitzegaio longs for messages from her late mother—but will only trust them if they arrive unsolicited.
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