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

Throughout my life, I’ve been teased by other women for using pads instead of tampons. But I’ve since learned that using pads is fairly common for women. Alternative period products are gaining traction, but it’ll be a long and slow change.

Libraries have always been a sanctuary for me. Here are 9 reasons I love them so much.

Here’s one reason: Librarians, with their infinite knowledge, sometimes feel magical

Creative burnout is inevitable. I recently took a different approach to overcome it — and it worked.

I was inspired by my friend’s comment about ‘fallow periods’

As a fat person, fear and shame have kept me from going to a spa. But I deserve to be pampered, too.

Until recently, I was even too afraid to take a fancy, candlelit bath in my own home