I write about my history with my body with the same edge that ex-lovers reluctantly speak about each other in hushed voices over strong drinks. My body and I, yeah, we have a history. It is not an obvious history in the sense that I have a history of living and breathing and waking up everyday. That’s true, but it’s more than that. My history with my body is adversarial, existing on a spectrum marked by my birth, near death, and the fact that I lived to write about how I’m still alive. At the time of this writing, it is […]
Jaclyn MunsonJaclyn Munson is a former columnist at Mic and her writing has been featured at AlterNet, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, Salon and more. Jaclyn has been featured for her work on reproductive rights on NPR and WCCO CBS Minnesota. She is currently a law student at Northeastern University School of Law.
New Year’s resolutions have never been my thing. In fact, I disdain the entire concept because it rests on the assumption that January 1st of any given year is a better day than today to start going after the things we want. Isn’t there a better measure of our worth and time? A few years ago, I stopped defining my goals as resolutions and decided my only commitment would be to live fearlessly. I avoided this for a long time because I knew it would mean living in the margins of discomfort and occupying new and unfamiliar spaces. I was […]