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Postpartum

"How do I explain it? At the time, I was thinking of him. I felt the baby deserved a mother and a father." More

The Winner

"People remember the artist, and not the subject. Especially in portraits." More

Present

By walking, you escape the very idea of identity, the temptation to be someone . . . to have a name and a history. Isn't being someone also a… More

Makers

"I feel like we raised the bar on history reports." "And puppet shows." "I could make puppets all day long." "That's cuz we're Makers, Tess." "Yeah, Makers." ... More

Lara Croft Was My Family

I often think about how, as a family, we watched dad play every Tomb Raider game? That was fun wasn't it?? "Please save after this please save please..." More

Weekend After

I grew up in the deep south during segregation. It was the worst racism and discrimination. But we fought and we didn’t let ourselves become hopeless. More

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