Last week Guernica Magazine published my article, "The Longest Hunger Strike,"which was edited by the amazing journalist Jina Moore. I'm delighted that Longreads and The Sidney Hillman Foundation have picked up the story.
Here's a clip:
“Ethically, it wasn’t a transgression—we were honoring his wishes—but practically it was one of the most unpleasant things I’ve done in my life. I would never do it again, even if somebody wanted me to.”
“Tell me how unpleasant,” I said.
“Rape is actually a very reasonable analogy. You feel like you’re physically protruding… putting something in someone’s body they are actively resisting. Eventually somebody has to hold them down. It turns your stomach.”