Krista Stevens
I'm a runner, reader, writer, and editor.
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  1. My mum, the pilot

    Hey Loons’ mother became the first lady pilot in Assam, British India, in 1961: “. . . without radios gaining permission to land was simply a case of circling the airstrip until the light at the control tower turned green.”

    Family
  2. “I’ve added ice to my drinks, a way to quiet the burn. Only to learn that though flesh burns, bones don’t.”

    Authors
  3. How I lost my mother, found my family, recovered my identity

    Betty Ann Adam recounts her experiences as a child of the “’60s Scoop” — a period which spanned 30 years in Canada — where Indigenous children were removed from their families in a government-sanctioned bid to “remove the Indian from the child.”

    Abuse
  4. MCNY Blog: New York Stories

    At the Museum of the City of New York’s blog, you’ll find sneak peeks of the museum’s collections, which include nearly a million prints, photographs, drawings, manuscripts, costumes, textiles, paintings, sculpture, and more.

    Art
  5. Her.

    Sarah reflects on a complicated history she refuses to repeat. “I can tell you that I loved my grandmother deeply, and yet most of the tears I’ve shed over her death were for myself, because I wished that she were different.”

    Abuse
  6. Gun Shy

    From a poem by Michelle Leavitt:
     
    “and the old movies

    playing behind our eyes
    women checking, checking
    checking someone else’s moods
    as if that will help”

    Poetry
  7. Wish to Dish

    Rosie’s long-term goal is to become a chef or work at a catering company. In the meantime, we get to follow her mouth-watering food exploits at Wish to Dish.

    Cooking
  8. Photography
    Photo by Joshua Evan
  9. Tabitha’s sketchbook

    Revel in the color, shadow, and line of the landmarks and cityscapes that Tabitha documents in her sketchbook.

    Art
    Art by Tabitha
  10. Let There Be Light (and Water)!

    Kate Rattray made her colorful bird bath using wire frame, fossils, and glass and ceramic tile. It’s so beautiful — and it looks like magic.

    Art
    Photo by Kate Rattray
  11. Ellie on the Appalachian Trail

    Follow the adventures of Derrick, Bekah, and 12-month-old baby Ellie as the family traverses all 2,185 miles of the Appalachian Trail.

    Exploration
  12. How to Disappear

    For Alex DiFrancesco, coming out as transgender — even to themself — wasn’t possible without first disappearing.

    Identity
  13. Recipes, Reviews, and Edible Photography: Eater’s Manifesto

    Eater’s Manifesto is a feast for the eyes and the soul.

    Cooking
    Haddock with Beet Root and Oregano. All photos by Suresh. All rights reserved.
  14. Why Chefs Wear White (and Sometimes Color Too)

    How did modern chefs come to wear white jackets and 12-inch-tall “toques”? It all started with Marie-Antonin Carême and Auguste Escoffier.

    Cooking
  15. Margaret Atwood

    The official site of Margaret Atwood: poet, novelist, children’s author, and (surprise!) cartoonist. Browse Margaret’s cartoons, read interviews, and learn about her work supporting green interests.

    Authors
    Photo by Larry D. Moore (CC BY-SA 4.0)