Writing essays is one of my absolute favorite things. It’s deeply personal and engaging and you can fit in all the weird stuff that defies categorization otherwise. And because I’m reading the excellent Best American Essays 2015 (Cheryl Strayed has an amazing piece about pants, of all things), I thought I’d do a roundup with some of my best essays this year, and beyond.
Ours was a love that hinged on possibility—the only way it could have worked was the distance that also made it possible.
I was a bridesmaid at my ex-fiancee’s wedding.
Before I got to “bridesmaid” point, here are all the stupid things I did!
I got paid to watch my ex sodomize an older gentleman.
A born-again Christian jerked off to a Bible passage in my presence.
I learned all my moves from Cinemax and Teen Cosmo.
(Part 3 is going to be published shortly … but not on Alternet. Stay tuned!)
It involved a lot of breast milk.
So you didn’t have to. I tried their straight tips, too!
Do we need a new label?
My dad had cancer, part 1.
My dad had cancer, part 2. FYI: He’s fine now!
I went to an insemination ritual/art show with my ex-girlfriend.
I’m half-deaf. Sometimes it’s funny.