The Arm, Extended

I ONCE THOUGHT people who posted selfies online were either narcissists or people so insecure they needed the acceptance of others. I'm not proud of myself for thinking that. Selfies, though existing before my time, became commonplace with the rise of social media, which I grew up with. I downloaded Instagram with the assistance of…

“Womanhood” and the Birth of Venus

I CAN REMEMBER the moment I learned about sex. It was not, as one may expect, from my mother -though I did receive that talk years later- it was from my childhood friend, Katie. We were playing with Barbies in the basement of her house when she leaned in and asked in a low whisper,…