Voice staffers speak.
In the summer of 2010, a young English instructor, emotionally unprepared for the chaos of elementary-school classrooms, told the story of a monster that devoured disobedient little children. The cautionary... Read more
“Pick the person in the room you find the most attractive.” Club initiations can range from truly terrifying to truly weird. After interview questions about my qualifications for joining the... Read more
“Do you speak Korean?” asked my friend, sitting on the floor of my freshman year dorm room. “No…” “Well, have you ever been to the country?” “No,” I responded, “but—”... Read more
Content Warning: Physical and sexual violence, harassment “Would you be opposed to undressing me and smothering my naked body in peanut butter?” I’m the Tinder girl most Tinder boys seem... Read more
The last thing I expected to be listening to on the way home from Emelia’s vigil was trap music. Piled into my car, my high school friends and I took... Read more
I spent the summer living with eight women—in a brothel. Ours was a lake house, 101 years old. She hosted a variety of nightly visitors: spiders, mice, and, when we... Read more
I’m sorry. I really am. I’m sorry that I’m not going to ask for a promotion. I’m sorry that I use exclamation points! I’m sorry I apologize so much. I... Read more