The Power of Personal Essays

How to tell your own and why we desperately need them

Lea O
5 min readJun 7, 2023

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Photo by Sean Foster on Unsplash

I get this craving so deep it makes my blue-green bones ache. My mouth waters, and my ears ring a little. I feel like a child sneaking a nibble of something she knows is off-limits.

I don’t give in to this craving, except at gas station checkouts on random days in the summer and long road trips. I’m…

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