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DW McKinney

DW McKinney is a writer and editor based in Nevada. A 2023 Periplus Fellow, her work has appeared in Los Angeles Review of Books, the Normal School, Barrelhouse, and Hippocampus Magazine, among others. She is a nonfiction editor for Shenandoah and editor-at-large for Raising Mothers. Say hey at dwmckinney.com.

In the Water’s Grip

Under the waves of a storm off the Gal√°pagos Islands, a biology student confronts her childhood fear of and fascination with the ocean, exploring the legacies of exclusion that have denied Black people in the United States access to swimming.