The Best Things

POEMS
The Death of the Lobster
On pain and change.
Doubleback Review, October 2019

Lost Horizon
Peggy Olson has just one cigarette left in the pack.
rose quartz, February 2019

Our Lady of Desperation
A prayer to Maggie Nelson. Saying grace.
OCEANS & TIME, December 2018

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


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


ARTICLES
Writing Your Disability or Chronic Illness
To write about a body is to expose it.
The Open Notebook, October 2019

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


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