The Rules Do Not Apply

Levy’s unforgettable 2013 New Yorker magazine piece, “Thanksgiving in Mongolia,” told the agonizing story of how her pregnancy ended. Here, the backstory to her relationship with Lucy, her wife at the time.

“I PROMISE TO TREAT your family as my family” was another vow we came up with. But it was tricky. My family was so boundary-averse, so unabashedly forward, and Lucy was so reserved. She closed in like a sea anemone when they poked at her with questions. 

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