this was beautiful to read, but hard to think about. keep fighting that good fight.
On Ask a Fancy Person: First Parties, Working for Free, and What to Do When Your Gym Is Crawling with Children
as a cheese seller myself, the "bits" bin is also sometimes where old cheeses go to die. give that shit a good look-over and a strong sniff before purchasing.
you are a talented writer. this was beautiful. i'm sorry you went through this, but thank you for sharing it with us.
like many things, this reminds me of the passage in infinite jest where people start using masks to (essentially) facetime, and then become progressively more terrified of anyone seeing their actual uglier face, and then have to go around wearing those weird masks all the time, and that's sort of the end of facetime.
@Rookie (not the magazine) (not that there's anything wrong with that) that re-edit rules.
yep that's god's wiki work right there. good job jia!
@lisaf just finished it. my heart is smashed to bits, it was so good. my favorites were the essays on morgellon's and the final piece. oof!
reading the empathy exams at this very moment!
thank you for your sacrifice, molly. your article is hilarious.
"This feels like something Oprah would actually eat: equal parts abstemiousness (spinach) and luxury (truffle butter). I am googly-eyed with lust.
After the spinach I eat some truffle butter straight from the carton, using a baby spoon, like a monster. I limit myself to 1/6th of the container and am pleased with my sensible portioning (it's a tiny container). Offer some to the cat, but she declines."
love that tumblr and this was a great interview. thanks!