She was crusty with blood and all slimy when we first met. I had had a really shitty day, same for her — both of us suddenly thrust into this raw and scary new world at the exact same time. Both of us screaming. Both of us crying. Both of…


I’m glad you’re here and honored you’re reading. I don’t know who *you* are, of course — it is one of the wonders of writing for the vast and ambiguous internet. Dear Reader, you include my mother (hi, Mom!), people I know and love, co-workers, fans — and also a…


The mushrooms had just started to take hold as I sat cross-legged in the middle of a king-size bed at an upscale hotel in Palm Springs. I was not-really watching the NBA game on TV and had reached for the remote to turn it off when the image beat me…


I remember the first day I met a black person in real life. I was 8, it was at the local K-Mart in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin and I was star struck.

Absent the literal presence of real black people, I had received all of my knowledge of who they were…

Dawn Brodey

Dawn Brodey is a writer and comedian living in Los Angeles.

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