The image for "To swim is to endure," which is a painting of a female swimmer's back.

To Swim is to Endure: On Living with Chronic Pain

I have a personal essay on Catapult about my relationship to swimming and how it helps me get through chronic headaches and writer’s block. This essay has been many months in the making. Though part of me is wary of putting something so personal out in the world, I’m thrilled to be in Catapult. If you don’t know it, be sure to spend some time on there. The site is full of great writing.

art by Ellen Orseck / image via brad, flickr