Novelist Naomi Jackson on Her Journey Back to Strength

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Three springs ago, I lost the better part of my mind. I remember it starting with my feet. I woke up one February morning in the South Bronx apartment I’d just moved into with my husband, and my feet were so swollen I could barely fit them into my roomiest sneakers. I called in sick and rode the train downtown to the doctor, who told me my blood pressure was perilously high.

From Naomi Jackson’s “Her Kind” published in the December 2021 edition of Harpers

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