Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Interview at Papirmass: my father, delivering babies, infertility, and inspiration for writing




In this interview, I'm really happy that I got to talk about my father and how his involvement in delivering babies, infertility, and in women's health in general, has inspired my work and the particular short story that the amazing Papirmass art subscription series will be publishing in January along with the above image.


Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Monday, December 02, 2013

Squirrel: on childhood



SQUIRREL

I was a child and my parents replaced me with fog. The fog took my bedroom. My favourite breakfast cereal. The new bike. The fog got grandma’s cookies.

Then the fog grew up, began to shave and got a job. Then it got old. My parents got old, too. When they died, the fog couldn’t get up off the sofa but watched TV all day.

After five days, I opened the window and the wind blew the fog away.

I went inside. I chewed up insulation like a squirrel.




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Image: portrait of my mother carrying my brother