Your salonniere has a new personal essay, “The Body is a Promise” about family legacy of love and labor published in BorderSenses, Volume 21. Featuring work both in Spanish and English this issue includes work by great talents such as Leslie Marie Aguilar, Marian Haddad, C.M. Mayo, Lupé Mendez, Maceo Montoya, and Xitlalitl Rodríguez and… Read More New non-fiction published in BorderSenses, Volume 21
Women don’t realize how much store men set on the regularity of their habits. We absorb their comings and goings into our bodies, their rhythms into our bones, our pulse is set to theirs… (2).
My mother always says that fear and pain are immediate, and that, when they’re gone, we’re left with the concept, but not the true memory–why else, she reasons would anyone give birth more than once? (168)
What I didn’t know until then was that loving someone and feeling loved in return was the best exercise for the heart, the strength training needed to do more than simply make it through life (154).