Alyssa Songsiridej

Alyssa Songsiridej is a writer and editor living in Philadelphia, PA. Her writing plays with questions of desire and intimacy, history, culture and living in a body. Her work can be found in QWERTY Magazine and Columbia: A Journal of Literature and Art. She is editor-and-chief at Storyscape Journal, where she gets to fool with truth and untruth. She tweets sometimes at @anarasong.

A Brief History of Touch

How we know our bodies comes from the way we are handled, from the way your parents held you to the press of sexual partners. We become ourselves through the experience of skin against other skin.