Embody – In the small hours of the morning

By Sossity Chiricuzio, for PQ Monthly

My ancestors have been haunting my dreams.

There are ones I know, but also ones I don’t recognize. Speaking the Sicilian I never learned, reading runes I can’t translate, wearing faces only familiar in their pain …

Embody – We need to learn

By Sossity Chiricuzio for PQ Monthly

The planet cries for us. I’ve heard it since I was a small child, quiet in the night. The world cries for us because we are so broken. Because we lash out, and gobble, and …

Embody – In Case Of Emergency

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

The women in my family have worked in the medical field as support staff for generations. We know so many of the ways the human body can fail, can fracture, and can be forgotten to death. …

Embody: Digital Divide

By Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

I have conflicting emotions about my smartphone. Beyond the obvious ones of child labor and mineral harvesting and piles of electronic waste. Beyond even the rising costs and barriers to access, an imposed state of obsolete …

Embody: The Gift Of Service

by Sossity Chiricuzio, PQ Monthly

I am rarely able to afford eating out, yet I tip 20% or better. I stack my plates when I’m done, make sure not to leave a trail of syrup or ketchup, and don’t wad my …