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Coming Home, One Word At A Time

Sharanya Deepak | Longreads | March 2019 | 13 minutes (3,366 words)

“Big bird, red eyes …” my teacher said, hinting me toward the new word I was learning. 3,388 more words


‘Women Can Be Required To Wear Something That’s Painful.’

Victoria Namkung | Longreads | March 2019 | 16 minutes (4,283 words)

From Cinderella’s glass slippers to Carrie Bradshaw’s Manolo Blahniks, Summer Brennan deftly analyzes one of the world’s most provocative and sexualized fashion accessories in… 4,496 more words


Of Safe Words and the Sacred

Britni de la Cretaz | Longreads | March 2019 | 12 minutes (2,913 words)

Step 3: Made a decision to turn our lives and our will over to the care of God as we understood him. 3,086 more words


Barely There

Jennifer Baker | Longreads | March 2019 | 16 minutes (4,059 words)

Before things begin, Eliza and I share the normal pleasantries on the way to her room. 4,342 more words


Is It Ever Too Late to Pursue a Dream?

Matt Giles | Longreads | March 2019 | 28 minutes (6,730 words)

Dry heaves racked Dan Stoddard’s body as he bent his 6-foot-8, 325-plus-pound frame awkwardly over a toilet, shaking as he vomited up the Gatorade and other fluids he had consumed in an attempt to stave off dehydration. 7,136 more words


The Fertility Doctor's Secret Children

As a fertility doctor in Indiana in the ’80s, Donald Cline helped bring many children into the world, though no one knew he was donating his own sperm to the cause… 297 more words


The Power of a Neighborhood's Name

Sometime in the late 2000s, Google Maps started calling Buffalo, New York’s Fruit Belt neighborhood “Medical Park,” even though long-time residents didn’t call it that. Home to Buffalo’s black working class, Fruit Belt residents feared this digital erasure was part of the city’s attempt at rebranding in order to sell it out from under them. 242 more words