• Gaby Trevino

    shaped

    from contortionist to woman

    March 8, 2019
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    From the day I set foot in my first school, I knew what I was. I was not a woman. I was not a girl. I was a contortionist: bending my limbs and entangling my arms until I could fit into whatever box felt the snuggest around my hips. The box was like one made […]

    prouston, we have a problem

    the rigors of time, memory, and canonized french novellists

    March 1, 2019
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    The French novelist Marcel Proust often wrote that it is the individual’s duty to recover their own story—that in order to understand our true nature, we must understand how we see and have seen the world. Essentially, if you want to live a conscious—that is to say, “woke”—life, you must take some time alone to […]

    the year with no host

    predicting this year’s oscars by looking back at 1995’s

    February 22, 2019
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    It seems disastrous: For the first time in three decades, the Oscars will be presented without a host. While terrible choices are, to some extent, a conceptually necessary element of the Academy Awards—a ceremony that routinely honors the dubious likes of Sam Smith, Jared Leto, and Harry and the Hendersons—2019’s decision to ditch the emcee […]

    if it weren’t for you meddling kids

    a scooby-doo autobiography

    February 15, 2019
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    Content Warning: Mentions of eating disorders and body hatred   4 I’ve got a bump on my head the size of an egg and a cartoon dog is to blame. So what if I slipped racing back to the television? I wanted to see the climactic reveal! Finding out who’s really under the creature mask […]

    dating misadventures

    the funny, bad, and unfortunate

    February 8, 2019
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    I went on a couple of dates with this girl I met on Tinder. She was cool, but she was intense in every single way that I wasn’t—like talk-about-hardcore-pornography-over-breakfast intense. I have not been able to look at yogurt the same way since. Anyway, I figured we weren’t really compatible. But when she got up […]