I have an essay today at The Rumpus called Finding Shelter (you can click on the title to link to it).
It is about a hurricane evacuation in Texas, just a few weeks after Hurricane Katrina had decimated New Orleans. It is also about my inability to really be there for another person, and my realization that I needed to become better, to do better.
I am very proud of this piece. It is a longer one, and has been harder to place. I am so grateful it has found a home.
P.S. There are some really neat original illustrations by Clare Nauman that go along with it that I just LOVE!