My Love Affair with Water

From Swimming to Being “Saved”

Photographs by Kate McCabe

“Do you want to be baptized in water for the remission of your sins?” my father asked me when I was ten. I thought of all the bodies of water I had voluntarily thrown myself into. I already had a connection to water. My birth plan was to be in the water, but my labor only lasted 20 minutes after my mom arrived at the hospital, which didn’t give anyone enough time to…

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