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Jill Neumann

Jill Neumann is a Chicago writer, among other things, and currently one of the six women at 5 Cities 6 Women. She ...

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I’m pretty sure I have a screw coming out of my face. The roof of my mouth, actually. I can feel a bump that wasn’t there before and there’s a slight metallic taste if I press on it with my tongue.

My father said that $80 a month was the best rental fee in town and that I’d never pay less again as long as I lived. This fact did not soothe me. This was unfair. This was Iran.

If you are thinking that maybe you should get out, you can. You can do it. Tell someone. Tell one person. Anyone. Today. Right now. Do it.

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