Johanna Gohmann has written for Salon, The Chicago Sun-Times, xoJane, Babble, Red, and Curve. She is a regular contributor to Bust. Her essays have been anthologized in A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World, The Best Women’s Travel Writing 2010, The Best Sex Writing 2010, and Joan Didion Crosses the Street.
When dementia gets its grip on a father who always loved slasher movies, a daughter struggles to hold on—if only to the ghost of recognition.
All your life, you thought you just had an odd-looking little mole. From 2011, what it’s like when a doctor says that you belong in the ranks of Marky Mark, centuries of witches, and Krusty the Clown.
An ode to drunk shopping in New York City, regretted investments, and the transformative powers of faux-snakeskin leggings.