BACKFIRE // Danielle Lazarin

I spent most of my childhood afraid of flying objects. Not UFOs, not bats, which sometimes flew in our Bronx backyard, but sporty flying objects: balls, rackets, any sort of equipment that might collide with my body unexpectedly (or worse, on purpose). My childhood activities included reading in closets and setting up pretend stores with my sisters and lots of bike riding, but why anyone joined a sports team was beyond my comprehension.

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Announcing our 2019 Grants to Readers

Central to our work at The Freya Project is our belief in the voices of women and non-binary people, and the transformative power of storytelling. Which is why we are so thrilled to support writers Teri Ellen Cross Davis, Chanice Hughes-Greenberg, Danielle Lazarin, and Litia Perta with our 2019 grants to readers. Each of them will receive unrestricted $1,000 grants to support their writing in any way they choose.

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