Hi Maria, What a great debut personal essay in Age of Empathy! I live with OCD but have had times in my life when I wasn't so scared about germs and loved swimming and sauna rooms and all the perks of places like the Y. Thank you for writing about our shared humanity in such a captivating and visceral way. You almost made me want to go to the Y--and that's quite an accomplishment, lol. 💗

Memoirist-in-progress. Writer down to my bone marrow. 14x top writer. Weird-ass sassafras. https://aimeegramblin.medium.com/membership (affiliate link).

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