What Cancer Has Taught Me About Fear

What Cancer Has Taught Me About Fear Sequestered during the pandemic, I find myself thinking that cancer patients’ expertise in fear can help others heed its warnings. We all need tactics not only to overcome the destructive capacity of fear but also to tap its...

What if I Need to Go on a Ventilator?

What if I Need to Go on a Ventilator? Late one recent night, I found myself on the phone with my patient’s brother, trying to explain respiratory failure and Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. He had been unable to sleep, he told...

Therapy Podcasts Are My Therapy

Therapy Podcasts Are My Therapy I’d never thought of myself as a voyeur. Yet there I was with my ear to the door of a couple’s therapy session. A straight couple, they had both cheated in their previous marriages with each other, then left their...

Living as Myself, at Last

Living as Myself, at Last “I don’t believe that transgender people should be in the military.” In 2015, when I heard those words from my supervisor, I was a young technical sergeant in the United States Air Force, and a closeted transgender person. My boss,...

vōx – “I Can Feel Myself Leaning”

vōx – “I Can Feel Myself Leaning” Under the name vōx, multi-medium artist Sarah Winters will be releasing her debut EP on Arts & Crafts this fall. The moniker vōx, the Latin word for “voice,” is actually pronounced “wokes.” The LA-based singer, producer, and visual artist released a...