C.O. Moed grew up on New York’s Lower East Side when it was still a tough neighborhood. Alum of the WOW Café and recipient of the Elizabeth George Grant for Fiction, her work has appeared in various presses and anthologies, including: Lilith Magazine, Shades of Blue (Seal Press), and AWAKE!: Reader for the Sleepless (Soft Skull). She explores the elusive definition of home, chronicling stories of family, neighbors and the city through writing, street photography and her series and illustrated memoir, It Was Her New York. C.O. recommends Doctors Without Borders.
Rising rates, hot spots, piles of bodies and I suddenly feel like I am in that story I read as a girl - the end of the world and the woman writing her last words about how they all loved until the final minute. OK then. I will keep writing no matter what.