The more I learned about cars, the more I saw through the random “help” that was offered, and the more I was empowered to step away, to handle things myself.
Melissa Stephenson’s writing has appeared in publications such as Fourth Genre, The Washington Post, The Rumpus, and Waxwing. Her memoir, Driven, was released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2018. She lives in Missoula, Montana with her two kids.
Posts by Melissa Stephenson
“The Common Reader,” Washington University in St. Louis’s Journal of the Essay, explores life and learning during the onset of the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.