There is no mourning for my grandfather left inside me. There is only guilt as I look into my father’s tired face, guilt as I scroll quickly past a COVID headline.
Olivia J. Williams
Olivia J. Williams is a rising junior at Washington University in St. Louis majoring in African and African-American Studies. She has been published in Drake University’s literary journal Periphery and Washington University’s independent Black magazine RIZE. Her research paper, “Sustenance Abuse: Anorexia, Bulimia, & Black Women,” won the 2019 Dean James E. McLeod First-Year Writing Prize.
Posts by Olivia J. Williams
“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.