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In An Alternative Reality, I’m Not Telling This Story

by Phoebe Wang

The following essay appears as part of the month-long series “Post-Truth Politics and the Creative Craft” on the blog, curated by guest editor Natalie Wee.

This is only temporarily, they said. Things will blow over soon. But just in case, we should pack the valuables—leave nothing behind for that upstart government to pick over.


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Memoir in the Age of Post-Truth

by Evelyn Deshane

The following essay appears as part of the month-long series “Post-Truth Politics and the Creative Craft” on the blog, curated by guest editor Natalie Wee.

I see it almost every time I open up a transgender memoir: true self, true gender, true authenticity.


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Becoming Politics

by Hana Shafi

The following essay appears as part of the month-long series “Post-Truth Politics and the Creative Craft” on the blog, curated by guest editor Natalie Wee.

I go online.

I write, “I’ve experienced ______.” Racism, misogyny, Islamophobia. I write about what’s happened. What I’ve heard.