Gay Mag
Published in

Gay Mag

Shoulder Bag

On the limits and constraints of what one life can hold

Illustration by Rachel Frankel

InIn 2009, when I was twenty-two, I bought a small, black shoulder bag from a department store along the rue de Passy, in Paris. The bag was about twelve inches tall by ten inches wide, and made of a cheap sturdy fabric — the kind used to make dog toys, cargo pants, and discount patio furniture. Weighing no more than four or five pounds when full, it…



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
Harrison Hill

Essays and criticism in Travel + Leisure, The American Scholar, LA Review of Books, The Threepenny Review, The Point, The Rumpus, & others.