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By Sarah Boon I have a three-inch scar on my left forearm, winding thin and white across my yellow-brown skin. The dog who gave it to me, with his childlike …


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By Annalise Mabe Last September, my stomach began to ache in a new pain–a more severe pain than I’ve ever known. While I’ve had Crohn’s disease for ten years, I …

The Hum: An Essay in Response to Sonya Huber


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Brujería and Healing: An Interview with Lorraine Monteagut 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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Expectation vs. Reality

By Evelyn Benvie Artist statement: From my experience, when you have a chronic illness, everyone around you expects you to still just press on. Be the good little engine that could, …

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Medusa in the Emergency Room

By Cade Leebron Call me Curly-Q for the swirled snake IV line spiraling out of my upper arm. Nothing perfect ever ends, or that’s a lie I’m okay hanging out …

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Ain’t That Somethin’

by Noah Kirby Water would be nice, you think. But the nurse wasn’t asking you, she was asking your father. He lies there dying of cancer, but all you can …

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