Finding Leo: The Holes in My Heart

Leo Bancroft, PQ Monthly

Warning: It is a dangerous thing to open our hearts. Love is risk and vulnerability. Love is fear and hope.  Love for our friends, partners, families, and pets will lead us to both exultation and grief.

In my …

Embody – Re/Creating Traditions

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly   


We are frequently creatures of spiritual habit, finding solace in grooves worn by our ancestor’s hands, knees, voices. Tasting their wisdom in our mouths. Giving or serving in formulas where seeing each other gains heft and …

Family Knots

Photo by J Tyler Huber.

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

As in ties that bind, nests that cradle, nets that trap, connections we weave, places to untangle.

Mother’s Day was last month and Father’s Day is approaching fast—those holidays made up to remind …

China Correspondent – “James,” Part 2

(Photo credit: University of California, from
By TJ Acena, PQ Monthly

The is the second installment of a series detailing an interview I did with a Chinese man about his experience being gay in China and his views on life for …