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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.




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.

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