Kate Schapira’s Essays on Shame

by Jen Tynes

Check out this project by Kate Schapira: “I’m going to write a mini-essay on shame here every day for the rest of June to try to teach myself how to make mistakes. That’s the first thing to know about shame: it’s a lesson, but not a lesson about what happens next. Shame is a stuck time machine and as I yank on the levers ever more furiously, as oily smoke starts to rise from the gears, the present sails majestically, sadly, with great dignity further and further away.”