I was with Dora. We were in love. Things were cheap and plentiful and the money from the insurance was going to last us forever. We were in Thailand then Laos then Vietnam then Cambodia then Burma then Malaysia, though not necessarily in that particular order, I don’t think. Cities, villages, prov…
‘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.
‘It’s a slow night again. The other valets are out back playing pétanque with the kitchen staff.’