There is shame in wanting something we don’t have, when it feels outside of our control and we have no way to fix it. It is hard not to take it personally when you are the only person you know who isn’t in a relationship or who spends most of their time alone, not by choice. It can be challenging to sit with the feelings of not being chosen.
Living well with chronic anxiety and/or depression is a challenge that I really wish fewer people had to face. Battling something that never seems to go away can feel frustrating and futile. But as far as I am concerned, good living is something well worth fighting for.
Emotional labor should not be the physical labor through which we are exploited by capitalism, it should be the practice of loving through which we achieve personal transformation and collective liberation.
For many of us, the holiday season is one of the most stressful times of the year.
It was some time before I realized I loved the potential of who he could be, not who he actually was.
Sometimes the deepest healing comes from letting go of the illusion that your family member is a perfect person who knows how to love you the way you need them to.
I was preparing to be rejected. Instead I was greeted with applause and tears.
For some people, that iPad is as much a valuable tool as an electric wheelchair is for others.
10 formas de revisar tus privilegios en relación con trabajadores de la comida rápida y otros servicios
Lo que los trabajadores de la industria necesitan es, además de sueldos razonables y beneficios laborales, que se los trate con un mínimo de decencia y respeto, como todas las personas y seres vivos deberían ser tratados.
The outliers are the ones who know just what to say. It seems so simple — How can I help? — but it unfurls like a revelation.
British people will have less opportunity to visit other countries and learn about different cultures, while more licence could well be given for racism and bigotry towards immigrants and people of color living within the country.
There’s good reason to take weight out of the equation.
I was repeatedly given the message – both by my abuser herself and by the rest of the world – that men who get hit did something to deserve it, and complaining about it makes me less of a man.
I question how much true affirmation is possible between two people when at least one person doesn’t understand their partner’s lived experience, or moreover, make a concerted effort to understand.
It’s okay to have an unhappy holiday.