When My Father Died, I Felt Relieved. But An Unearthed Childhood Photo Has Me Wondering More.

I am the fifth and final child born into a struggling rural Midwestern family. My mom reports that I was so active in utero that she knew she was having “a boy or a heaven-help-us girl.” I identify as nonbinary now, but “heaven-help-us girl” is probably a more accurate description of my gender. Like a … Read more