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Sharon Adarlo

is a writer and artist who lives in Newark, New Jersey. Her reported pieces have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, The Daily Beast and other media outlets. Her art encompasses drawings, paintings, animation, comics, etc. She is the resident artist at the Prison Journalism Project. More can be found at her website

To the Sea

I don’t think you can really know a thing until you’ve gone through it. Before that, the thing only exists as an abstract thought that unfolds in theoretical space. And definitely not within you. But once the thing cuts into the realm of tangible objects and becomes your thing, then you must adapt, you must bend, or you will dissolve and be no more.


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2023

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