Personal Essays

I’ve Always Wanted to Look in a Dress the Way Albert Brooks Looks in a Dress…

Wishing I looked as good as a man in a dress is an ancient feeling for me.

Scheming for Moderna in the Black Heart of Budapest: An Ex-pat’s Vax Adventure

If I’ve learned anything this past year, living in a somewhat unstable foreign country during a vicious global pandemic, it’s to trust my survival instinct: Stock up on rice and beans, make sure my bills are paid, check in with family and friends, and stay away from vaccines that sound like Captain Beefheart album titles.

A Life of Dignity

"Your pictures rob her of dignity," someone white says, because to them there is no dignity in aging, and especially not in dying. To me, dignity is nearly all Maurie Jo has left.

Shoplifting at Sephora and Other Acts of Humanity

"We were the majority. For the first time in all our lives. A trans majority."