The Writer Lifting the Veil on the Real Russian Experience

Margarita Gokun Silver’s unique personal history, and new essay collection, show that Soviet and Russian stories are more complex than pop culture would have you believe.

The Writer Sharing the Untold Stories of Female Climate Activists

Narratively contributor Jill L. Ferguson on her latest collaborative book, which covers Australian women’s role in the environmental movement.

The Writer Who Talks to Strangers

Narratively contributor Jason Schwartzman on how interactions with unknown people can be more meaningful than you expect.

The Single Father Writing Candidly about Parenthood

After suddenly becoming a full-time solo dad, Narratively contributor Kern Carter found creative inspiration in his close-knit relationship with his teenage daughter.

How This Stand-Up is Bringing Comedy and Self-Care Together

Elsa Eli Waithe on combining mental health and humor, the limits of Zoom comedy, and creating the “Slavers of New York” campaign.

The Artist-Writer-Thespian Whose Zine Has Been Wowing Readers for 23 Years

Narratively contributor Ayun Halliday muses on her longrunning zine “The East Village Inky,” and on what inspires her unique creative process.

A Genre-Bending Memoir That Took 10 Years to Take Shape

Lilly Dancyger on what the decade-long process of writing her book taught her about memoir, grief and becoming an artist.

How This Writer Got a Book Deal From Her Narratively Story about the Socialite who Sterilized Her Daughter

Audrey Clare Farley always wanted to write a book about eugenics, and her essay on Ann Cooper Hewitt opened the door.

The Writer Helping People Care for the Land—and for Themselves

Narratively contributor Shanna B. Tiayon on homesteading, gardening, Black Lives Matter, and staying well.