The Best Things



ESSAYS
A Story With a Ghost In It
On family, trauma, and hope in Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak.
Bright Wall/Dark Room, October 2018

Performance of a Lifetime
On invisible illness, gender, and disbelief.
Bitch, Summer 2017

"People Can Be Afraid of Anything"
In which I confess, and confront, a phobia of whales.
The Atlantic, December 2014 

Seeing Stars: A Jeopardy! Story 
I went to Los Angeles to appear on Jeopardy! My invisible illness came with me.
Pacific Standard, December 2014

POEMS
Surreal Monogamist
More art, more heartache.
Yes, Poetry, July 2018

The Death of the Lobster
On pain and change. Also lobsters.
originally published in Public Pool, September 2017

Blind Date, Phillips Collection
On Renoir's "Luncheon of the Boating Party" and one very bad date.
Qu, January 2017

Watasenia Scintillans Addresses the New Graduates
Short-lived yet luminous cephalopod as commencement speaker.
Squid Pro Crow, 2011

ARTICLES
One Gene Links Three Mysterious, Debilitating Diseases
EDS, POTS, and MCAS are so obscure that many doctors have never heard of them.
mental_floss, October 2016

Why Power Wheels Are the Perfect Physical Therapy Tool for Kids
Engineers, physical therapists, and researchers are teaming up to get kids moving, playing, and discovering their own power.
Popular Mechanics, August 2016

Cuddly Guts Bring Comfort to the Chronically Ill
Living with chronic illness is tough, but people with chronic illness are tougher.
mental_floss, November 2015



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