I crumple on the exam table, feeling small and dusty like a battered moth. Eventually, the grease on my body began to congeal after days of not showering. Now I am coated. When the doctor re-enters the room, I will myself to perk up, to appear a less wilted. I may be here because I’m […]
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Christine Stoddard is a Salvadoran-Scottish-American writer and artist based in Brooklyn. Previously, her writings have appeared in Marie Claire, Bustle, The Feminist Wire, Teen Vogue, So to Speak, Cosmopolitan, Ravishly, and beyond. In 2014, Folio Magazine named her one of the top 20 media visionaries in their 20s for founding Quail Bell Magazine. Christine also is the author of Hispanic and Latino Heritage in Virginia (The History Press) and a forthcoming chapbook of flash fiction from Dancing Girl Press.