Alex Watters
Ally Karsyn

I stood next to my mom at the end of the driveway… and said, “How much would that suck to be paralyzed?”

Bertha Iniguez
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I wanted him to be happy, and I didn’t think it was with me… even though he assured me that it was.

Kassie Henderson
Ally Karsyn


I stepped off the ledge and discovered: life is not like a movie.

Ryan Dowell Baum
Ally Karsyn

It was a crisp, cool evening in the fall of 2004. I stared up at the night sky, smiling at the dazzling city lights of New York that made it one of the few places in the world where even at night, the clouds were more visible than the stars. As I looked up, I noted that there was no moon tonight—and that that was no coincidence. It was the new moon that marked the beginning of the month of Ramadan, when Muslims believe the first verses of the Qur’an were revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.

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Jordan Edens Photography

"You must have babies so the Muslims don’t take over!”

The residential care facility fades from the rearview mirror. My 24-year-old son, sitting in the passenger seat, turns to me. With a straight face, he says, “If I would have known hitting someone would free me, Pam-e-la, I would have manned up and hit someone long ago. I knew I was being a pussy.”