Dear Living IRL readers, What follows is a series of excerpts from a work in progress—a memoir about my experience living life in the world after the death of my sister. Because she and I both grew up online, technology plays a role in my grief. It has strong fingers, has managed to work its […]
About Lucille Wenegieme
Lucille is a Capricorn ENFJ born to immigrant parents. There's a lot more to her, but honestly, none of it fits together so you might as well read her pieces to get to know her.
Entries by Lucille Wenegieme
This October we will be exploring Chimera. The word has many meanings extending as far back as Ancient Greece. What started as an inherently female mythical creature cobbled together from various other animal parts lead to iterations as literal as genetics and marine biology, while also being synonymous with far-flung desire. October is a time when […]
Photographs by the talented Danielle Webster. The erasure of black people, black culture, blackness is a hallmark of American life. About 2 years ago I started seeing Charleston, SC everywhere. It was all over Instagram, and multiple friends were taking trips there. It soon became clear that the city of Charleston was in the midst of […]
I had the same group of friends from about 6th grade through high school graduation. I had known most of them since I was 7. We were best of buds through movie premieres, mall loitering, and the Myspace Top 8. I grew up with them, then I felt like I outgrew them and the suburb […]
I asked friends about menstrual cups. I read about how magical they were for the environment, how nice it was not to have to carry products with you everywhere, but ultimately it took seeing a single black woman in an Instagram ad for me to actually buy one. The website that sold them was beautiful […]