ByAmy Deneson

Amy Deneson is a writer in New York. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Salon, Huffington Post, Brooklyn Rail, and Curve magazine, amongst others. She is currently writing a memoir about growing up in the Christian purity culture.

  1. When my cousin invited me to her wedding, I couldn’t bring myself to repeat any of the auto-responses I’d stocked up over the years to get out of going home. Instead, I blurted out: “I’m super happy for you, but sick of pretending like I'm Single in the City -- like the love of my life doesn’t exist -- for the sake of other people’s feelings.” “So…” she said, “who is he?” “She,” I choked out. “Her…