When a Scar Is a Choice

A former athlete reflects on the physical reminders of her years on the court

Guernica Magazine
Oct 26, 2018 · 7 min read
Photo: Berkshire Community College via Flickr

By Charlee Dyroff

A scar is an honorable notion. The skin rebuilds with quiet determination, slowly weaving itself back together, willing itself to grow, forcing itself to fill a gap that was left there. The body doesn’t give up on itself.