Randeep Sanghera stood in front of the green-and-blue world map tacked onto the wall. The map had come with the flat, and he’d nearly taken it down – it was too big and crinkled, and cigarette butts had stubbed black islands into the mid-Atlantic – but he’d kept it in the end. A reminder of …
‘When I think of menopause I don’t think of hot flashes; I am not here to talk about hot flashes.’ Mary Ruefle on menopause.
Urvashi Butalia on the life of transgender Mona Ahmed and her search for a feminine identity.
The Weak Spot
‘Murder class was the new thing, but of course they didn’t call it that. They called it Specialised Life Skills for Girls.’ – Sophie Mackintosh
woman is a construct
‘woman is basically meant / to be a residential complex’ – A poem by Angélica Freitas, translated from the Portuguese by Hilary Kaplan.
Rachel Cusk on motherhood, marriage and separation.