To Swim Is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain
“If I don’t swim, the pain grows. If I’m in more pain, what will become of my life?”
This is what it must feel like to swim like fish in a school
Melissa Hung is a writer and journalist. Her essays and reported stories have appeared in NPR, Vogue, Shondaland, and Pacific Standard, among others. She is the founding editor of Hyphen magazine. A native Texan, she lives in California. Find her on Twitter at @fluffysharp and on Instagram at @melissahungtx.
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