Quinhagak is a Yup’ik village on the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta in western Alaska. There, where the Bering Sea is rapidly eroding the coast, a remarkable archaeological dig is under way. Called ‘Nunalleq’, the site is an abandoned Yup’ik village dating from pre-contact times, five hundred years a…
‘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 felt surprisingly good to be part of that rough tribe of the mortal.’
‘It could almost have been Neolithic, an ancient and mysterious earthworks.’