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Before or After the Fall

By Kelli C. Trinoskey Next to my desk at work, there is a picture of me with my three daughters standing in front of stone formations of South Dakota’s Badlands. …

Health in the Hands of the People

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Hair Raising Facts and Bald-faced Lies by Sharon J. Wishnow

“Hi, Heidi, come back to the sink,” Jenny, my stylist at Hair Nature said, waving her hand. She wrapped me in a black plastic cape and began soaping my head, …


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MOONFACE by Cindy Pereira

Resident writes feels like lower back is a clenched fist. Resident writes patient’s vision is blurred but only in one eye the right. Not blurred but like a cheesecloth has …

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Anatomy of the Writer by Kristin LaFollette

Artist statement: This series of artwork (titled Anatomy of the Writer) was created as a way to help process my experiences with traumatic injury, recovery, and adapting to life with …

Art by Daniel Weinberg

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Brujería and Healing: An Interview with Lorraine M. of Bruja Heights

Brujería has been appearing more and more in trending hashtags, online articles, and Instagram posts. In Spanish, it means witchcraft, but that may or may not be how many are …


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The Recovering: A Chorus of Support in the Battle Against Addiction

My father quit drinking in 2013 when he was sent home from his fire station, still intoxicated from the night prior. The department offered him a choice: enter a probation …

Mystery Diagnoses and The Big Sick

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