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Waking Up to the Perfect Body

Why I hid my collapsed lung

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TThe first time my lung spontaneously collapsed, I was 21 years old.

What I didn’t do: tell anyone.

What I did do: completed my orientation for my wilderness ranger summer internship with the US Forest Service.

Climbed an Appalachian fire tower.




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.

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Kendra Fortmeyer

Kendra Fortmeyer

Kendra Fortmeyer is the author of YA medical fantasy novel Hole in the Middle and other strange fiction. Personal spacepunk. Believes in you.

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