A goddess of the sea
Stephanie, this was incredible (and beyond relatable) - so gorgeous.
"My scales are my stripes, I’ve earned them." This piece was stunning, as always. I love mermaid Stephanie!
This one was so fun to read. Shuddering over my oozing bacon egg and cheese: "What could be more chaotic than pulling back the tacky layers of yellow and gangrene."
The grabbiest thing I’ve read this summer! That opening, “a woman of her own findings” and of course “I left them a conch.”
This was absolutely beautiful/wonderful. Very moving....my favorite part that hit home: "By night I come to the surface so my heart can become the moon. My heart is the moon that watches over my children. I watch them as I hear the crashing of waves and witness iguanas scouring for the mangoes that have fallen along the bay. I discover a whole world when I’m alone. A win, and a loss; to become a woman of your own findings you need to go to a place your kids can’t go. It just so happens that my place is the sea. It just so happens that I had to become a mermaid to find myself. "