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dear david: an advice column

Dear David

In which Sir David Attenborough speaks of rejection, finding one’s voice, and the importance of fighting to be seen.

yael van der wouden

Yael van der Wouden is a writer and mixed-bag diaspora child situated in Utrecht, the Netherlands. One time she rescued a mouse from being eaten by a snake, but when she took the mouse home the dog then got it. This still makes her sad. In her advice column, Dear David, she channels the beautiful spirit of Sir David Attenborough. She's currently working on a collection of short stories about women and monsters.

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“…she pouted her lips and blew Richard a kiss and he pretended to follow it slow and long across the room and watched it fall into his cupped hands and when he looked up Elaine was just shutting the door.”

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