The Memoirist
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The Memoirist

Am I in Your Class?

Looking for my place to belong

Photo by Mariano Nocetti on Unsplash

When I was six, I had my first round of swimming lessons. I’d been in the ocean and had splashed around in my backyard plastic pool; I hadn’t yet learned how to swim.

My parents decided it was time for me to learn how to swim.

I remember many of the details even though I’ve blocked out most of my childhood.

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We publish memoirs, personal essays, and fictional memoir. Creative stories unpacked from the nostalgic hope chests of our lives.

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Christine Schoenwald

Christine Schoenwald

Writer for The Los Angeles Times, Salon, The Startup, Tenderly, Fearless She Wrote, MuddyUm. Christineschoenwaldwriter.com

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