I grew up convinced that I was the exception in matters of safety and danger. Then a series of events taught me something: the nature of survival

My triplet siblings and I used to play a game we called “Get Down.” The premise was simple: on the rare occasion that…

A daughter reflects on wanderlust, travel, and her mother’s life before triplets

Text by: Brooke Mazurek
Photography and collage by: Paige Mazurek

When my mother found out she was pregnant with triplets, she quit her job and let her passport expire. She was elated and scared, nauseated and starving — and by her second trimester, under strict orders to stay in bed.

For the next four months while she lay on her…

Brooke Mazurek

Storyteller. Screenwriter. Journalist. Maryland raised, New York shaped.

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