Diesel Love Stories

20 years of tales, triumphs, tidbits and tragedy, as shared by you.

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. 

When I began working on my queer, feminist breast cancer memoir, your big red booths gave me a comfortable space to write


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.

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