How the Immortal Jellyfish Helps Me Rewrite My Queer Childhood
I have no desire to live forever. But what I would give to return to adolescence and do it over, even once! To kiss who I wanted to kiss, not settling for her brother.
Life number 1.
Life number 1.
Life number 2, as I imagine it.
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Lives number 3, 4, 5, etc., as I imagine them.
Sabrina Imbler is a science journalist and essayist based in Brooklyn. Their work has appeared in Atlas Obscura, Audubon, Scientific American, and Grist. They are the recipient of fellowships from the Asian American Writer's Workshop, Jack Jones Literary Arts, and Paragraph NY. Sabrina is the author of the chapbook Dyke (geology) with Black Lawrence Press and the Catapult column "My Life in Sea Creatures." Their essay collection inspired by that column, HOW FAR THE LIGHT REACHES, is forthcoming with Little, Brown in 2022.
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