My Heart Onto the Page
When my partner, Mary, and I moved to Davis Square in 2012, we had no idea how lucky we were to have a neighbor like you. From the first moment we walked in and saw your beautiful staff and felt your inclusive vibe, you became our go-to spot for coffee and community.
(Quick backstory: Mary and I fell in love in San Francisco’s Mission District in 1998 and not since our favorite cafe, The Bearded Lady, had we experienced a vibe as fluid and friendly as Diesel’s.)
A year later, in 2013, when I began working on my queer, feminist breast cancer memoir, your big red booths gave me a comfortable space to write, and your queer-centricness helped me feel safe as I poured my heart out onto the page.
In 2018, Skyhorse published my memoir, FLAT: Reclaiming My Body From Breast Cancer, and I included Diesel in my acknowledgements (naturally).
Thank you for being you.