Maggie Downs is the author of the memoir Braver Than You Think: Around the World on the Trip of My (Mother’s) Lifetime, (Counterpoint Press, 2020). Her work has been anthologized in Best Women’s Travel Writing and Lonely Planet’s True Stories From the World’s Best Writers, and her essays have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, and McSweeney’s, among others. She is based in Palm Springs, California.
Zones of Avoidance
As COVID-19 pressure builds, Maggie Downs reflects on what it means to escape....