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In this speculative multimedia essay I write about erasure, personal transformation, hope, and self-love. I use chalk drawings from Japanese mythology (the Kitsune fox), pen and ink from my tarot project, and stop-motion animation, among other things. Post-publication, one of the men in this essay texted to ask that I erase his selfie, so I did.
Megan Culhane Galbraith is a writer and visual artist. Her work was listed as Notable in Best American Essays 2017 and has been nominated for Pushcart Prizes. Her work is forthcoming or has been published in Tupelo Quarterly, About Place Journal, Redivider, Longreads, Hotel Amerika, Catapult, and Monkeybicycle, among others. Her hybrid memoir-in-essays is titled, “The Guild of the Infant Saviour: An Adopted Child’s Memory Book,” which tells the story of her birth mother in the years before Roe v. Wade, and her search for her in the present day. She is the Associate Director at the Bennington Writing Seminars. Find her on Instagram @m.galbraith and @the_d0llh0use.