Conn alum publishes essay in The New York Times
Annabelle Allen ’19 was published in The New York Times “Modern Love” column, writing an essay about her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s.
In her essay, “The Day His Journal Went Blank,” Allen writes:
“Since graduating from college two years ago, I have split my time between my apartment in Brooklyn and my parents’ house in Hastings-on-Hudson. Every week, I pack a bag and take the train 30 miles north to help with the caregiving …
“I struggle to understand myself as a 23-year-old who is also taking care of a parent. I feel stiff when my roommates get dressed for work and ask which shoes I like best, or when they talk about their goals: what they want to do, where they want to live. I marvel at the ease with which they can sound so sure of their freedom and choices.”
Allen is a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in The Bklyner, The Hudson Independent and Kings County Politics.