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Dana Shavin

Contributor Dana Shavin

Dana’s essays and articles have appeared in Garden and Gun, Oxford American, The Sun, Fourth Genre,, Appalachian ReviewLongridge ReviewPsychology TodayParade,Bark, The Writer, AARP’s The Ethel, and Travel+Leisure.comShe is an award-winning humor columnist for the Chattanooga Times Free Press, and the author of a memoir, The Body Tourist (Little Feather Books, 2014)and Finding the World: Thoughts on Life, Love, Home and Dogs, a collection of her most popular columns spanning twenty years. You can find more at, and follow her on Facebook at Dana Shavin Writes. 


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Clothing Once Divided My Mom and Me — Now It Unites Us

Even though my mother pushed me to dress in a way that didn't mesh with who I was, I have been able to recognize it as her attempt at caretaking and now can do the same for her
April 30, 2024
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