Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

I think I’m not alone when I describe last year as an absolute barren desert of creativity and joy. On a personal level, my graphic novel memoir pitch went nowhere, every comic I made felt like swimming against a riptide and I couldn’t even muster the desire to draw.

I hadn’t realized how much I had tied my self-worth, my understanding of who I was, up in my art. It didn’t feel dangerous while I was crafting my identity as an artist — I was happy to define myself that way. Making art was what I loved doing the most, what I loved most about myself. But when my creative spirit and joy dried up in the face of anxiety and depression, it was as close to an existential crisis as I’ve ever come. If I didn’t create any art, what was the meaning of my life?

Black women have always led the fight for reparations. ‘They’re not getting their due,’ historians say.

Here are three women throughout history you might not know about

‘60 Minutes’ ran an episode about algorithm bias. Only White experts were given airtime.

The episode renewed calls to #CiteBlackWomen, many of whom have been leading research on AI bias

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It’s difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted