Posts by Jessie Speer

Jessie Speer teaches geography at a London university and researches the politics of housing and homelessness in the US. In her free time, she makes whimsical collages.

8 Things to Remember When You’re at Your Lowest

“And once the storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure, in fact, whether the storm is really over. But one thing is certain. When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in.” ~Haruki Marukami

Last year was both the hardest year of my life and the most transformative. My partner and I had started in vitro fertilization after years of infertility. The daily hormone injections and invasive procedures were tough, but when we saw two blue lines on the …