Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: laundry detergent

  • Laundry

    Susan BeckFort Collins, Colorado, United States Smell is the sense below the surface; tangled like seaweed, moving in currents, unfurling in the depth of the open ocean. “Why does poverty smell like laundry detergent?” I never expected an answer. The long and tangled history of the question began in Baskerville, North Carolina, when I was…