Nonfiction
 

The Sign for This
Vela, 2015
On Sign Language, family & forgetting
featured on Longread's "Deaf Culture and Sign Language: a Reading List"
Selected as a notable essay in Best American Essays 2016
Adapted for radio on NPR's The Pulse, 2017

 

People Mountain, People Sea
Vela, 2017
On the Women's March

 

The Bathrobe
Catapult, 2017
On quilting & grieving

 

I'm Losing My Grandmother's Native Language (radio)
based on excerpts from "The Sign for This"
The Pulse, 2017
On the shame of forgetting language


Beyond Difference
Pittsburgh Quarterly, 2015
On cochlear implants at a Pennsylvania deaf school
 

Still
Mid-American Review, 2014
On a burned-down house and the fire that consumed it
 

Hopeful to the Sky
 The Fourth River, 2014
On the natural world, cities & escape
 

Forbidden
Vela, 2013
On censorship and teaching in China

 


Fiction

 

The Slipping
Kaleidoscope, 2017
A daughter & her hospitalized deaf mother,
based on the experiences of my mother & grandmother

 

Pocket
Indiana Review, 2014
A young girl at an oralist school in the 40s,
based on the experiences of my great-aunt