How God Moves in the Dark, Hopeless Places

"Our table consisted of girls all from the same bar, as well as their mamasan. A mamasan is an older female manager of sorts, someone who works in the bars by taking care of the young workers and keeping them in line. She is most likely a former sex worker herself who aged out, but make no mistake: she is often still for sale at a premium price. Some can be very cruel, others are more maternal and genuinely care for the girls they are responsible for. The mamasan at my table was the latter."

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Motherhood Hurts My Face

"For as long as I can remember, I have had annoying "bad habits". Or at least, that's what I called them. The earliest one I can remember was pushing the lower part of my jaw out (think Bubba, from Forrest Gump). I did it constantly, and my family made fun of me sometimes, but it didn't really bother me, and eventually it went away. Any time one faded, though, another sprang up in its place."

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