By D.L. Mayfield

D.L. Mayfield has written for McSweeneys, Geez, Image Journal, and a handful of other places. She has a book of essays forthcoming from HarperOne in 2016, tentatively titled Dispatches From the Stateless Wanderers.

  1. When you grow up believing both God and your mom think you are awesome, you become woefully unprepared for the banalities of life. This is a side-effect of growing up self-assured and evangelical, a case-study in what happens to a teenage girl’s psyche when she believes that she truly can do anything she sets her heart on. My mom is important here; it was from her I learned that intense, interesting women were the backbone…