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Rebecca Woolf

a newsletter that explores the braided experience of mother, lover and self. personal essays & conversations on sex, death, love, loss, parenthood, paradigms, identity, culture and coming of age. written by rebecca woolf with special guests.


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Latest Issues

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from "pick-me" to misandrist to grown-up

or how I learned to make friends with good men in middle-age.

25 days ago

when the body says no, how do we respond?

especially when other parts of our body are saying yes

a month ago

Baby Had a Fast Car

i couldn’t find a picture of me in my first car (a white 92’ cabriolet) but here’s one of me at age 15 pretending I could ride my friend’s dad’s motorcycle.

2 months ago

"War and Noise"

for many writers, the problem isn't that we can't find "peace and quiet," it's that we think that is what we must have in order to write. (we don't.)

2 months ago


The writers behind this newsletter.

  • Rebecca Woolf

    mother of four. author of books, (including the newly released ALL OF THIS: a memoir of death and desire) essays, a column (sex & the single mom) and this substack. formerly girl’s gone child. currently in my car driving someone somewhere prob.

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