with Riley Duncan, Motel
Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) is a fertility hormone found in the urine of pregnant women. In the world of performance-enhancing drugs hCG is increas- ingly used as an anabolic steroid adjunct, taken to maintain testosterone levels that symptomatically dip after a steroid cycle.
A few years ago it was a fad diet.
In each instance the hormone operates uniquely, laying bare the mutability of our own bodies — self-contained and dually permeable.
It was recently discovered that birth control in waste water has caused some fish to change sex.
In salmon hatcheries, a random mother is often killed to sacrifice her eggs for artificial insemination and the progeniture of the species.
How does the biological climate challenge our understanding of what it means to be human?
How does human intervention affect ecology?
I was 10.5 lbs when I was born, six weeks early.
My mother was in labor for 40 hours.
This isn’t my real hair color.
We’re not made of mud and can’t dream of returning to dust. Your edges are starting to blur.
I’m eating for two.