Gay Mag
Published in

Gay Mag

An Impossible Grief

Reckoning with a beloved teacher’s complicated legacy

Illustration by Carmen Johns

TTruth: This essay is supposed to be about an impossible grief.
Truth: This essay is supposed to be about power.
Lie: This essay is about what it’s supposed to be about.

We’ve all heard famous women defend famous men who have been accused of abuse, of rape, of…




A new magazine from Roxane Gay offering some of the most interesting and thoughtful cultural criticism to be found on the Web. Our first quarterly is coming in June 2019. We value deep explorations, timelessness, and challenging conventional thinking without being cheap and lazy.

Recommended from Medium

The many holes in Christian standards of dating

Singleness Redifined

December 22 Advent Gratitude

I’m Too Tired to Be Anything But Heterosexual

Unbreak my heart

My Boyfriend Is on Track to See Me Without Botox, for the First Time Ever

Even Stacey Abrams Has to Answer, ‘Why Are You Still Single?’

American Murder The Family Next Door: A Psychopath Hiding In Plain Sight

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Amy Susanne Robinson

Amy Susanne Robinson

Essayist, poet, writing teacher. Mom. Very good cook. Web: Twitter/IG: @amysmcd

More from Medium

Where the Wild Things Are

Masking works . . . Until it Doesn’t.

A Little Bit Au’Love

Why Does Breaking Gender Norms Make Us Unhappy?