Meet “Darth Vader”

Meet “Darth Vader”

In his senior year at St. Paul’s School in Concord, New Hampshire, Lucas helped organize The Senior Salute—a misogynistic tradition where the privileged boys counted coup on underclass girls and boasted with their trophies—a bra, or a pair of panties, or blouse...
Meet “Ken Or Barbie”

Meet “Ken Or Barbie”

Nothing screamed University of Alabama football quite like Courtney and her Alpha Delta Chi sorority sisters—lily-white, satin faces streaked with crimson war-paint below doe-like eyes—screaming to a national television audience in their low-cut t-shirts: “Roll Tide!”...
Meet “The Tortoise”

Meet “The Tortoise”

Surrounded by a Midwestern-Protestant ethos she would never shake, Abigail was raised— in Ohio for her first six years—and taught to be obedient, hard-working, and helpful. Abigail was the only child. Her mother, Helen, was a chemistry major at Oberlin College when...
Meet “The Rambler”

Meet “The Rambler”

In an undergraduate introduction to literature course at Spelman College, when someone read the line from the Flannery O’Connor’s short story “A Good Man Is Hard to Find”—“ ‘She would have been a good woman,’ The Misfit said, ‘if it had been somebody there to shoot...
Meet “MMA GUY”

Meet “MMA GUY”

Ryan’s father hopped on his Harley Davidson and left him and his mother Dawn in Bakersfield, California when Ryan was too young to remember anything about the man. But his biker dad became a mythical figure in Ryan’s mind. While Dawn was always reticent when it came...
Meet “The All American”

Meet “The All American”

Chad was the pride of Warsaw, Indiana, and the Golden Boy of Kosciusko County after Ohio State offered him a full-football scholarship to play tight end for The Buckeyes out of high school. While many of the local folks wished Chad would’ve chosen to become a Hoosier,...