Charissa Townsend

Charissa Townsend writes non-fiction essays and short story fiction reflecting on the experiences of women and people of color. Her goal is to lend a voice to people and situations that don’t always get a receptive audience. She is also a public servant in New York, NY.

“Dystocia”

The hand rubbing my back is not soothing me at all. Why are hospital gowns made so that at least one body part you’re not interested in showing the world is available for everyone’s viewing? Sometimes they give you a gown to kind of cover up, but it’s more annoying than helpful. This is especially […]

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