Things have been quiet here for a while, haven’t they? It was so peaceful! Ah well.
I honestly thought that no one would read the internet over Labor Day weekend. I was wrong. Since The Rumpus published my essay Knocked Over: On Biology, Magical Thinking, and Choice, the response has been overwhelming. So I just want to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all who have read it, and commented on it, and shared it with their friends and neighbors. It was hard to write about something this fresh and personal, and the prospect of putting it out in the world was terrifying. But the feedback so far has bowled me over, and I am very grateful.
I want to thank in particular the women who have written to me privately with their own stories about hard reproductive choices and the strange gray fog a miscarriage can create. Every story is in turn heartbreaking and inspiring, and sharing them feels, right now, like the most important thing in the world.
I gush. But you are my heroes.
ETA: The full text of “Knocked Over” can now also be found here, on this very website.