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

Freelancing can sound like a dream. Working from home, making your own hours and being your own boss sounds like the ideal job for anyone trying to make it on their own.

But it’s not all sitting in your underwear and drawing (though, that’s a lot of it). Working as a freelancer is a very real representation of feast and famine.

Some days you find yourself checking your bank account to see if you have enough to leave the house. That is, if you even have the time to leave the house.

Meet Worrier Girl: A superhero defined by impostor syndrome

Marvel at her ability to feel like a fraud at absolutely everything she does

A chronic illness upended my life. I’m still trying to find a new normal.

Should I talk about my diagnosis on a first date? Tell my friends if I’m feeling particularly awful?

There’s a constant voice in my head telling me I’m not good enough. Here’s how I’m trying to overcome it.

My therapist calls this ‘black-and-white thinking’ and says it isn’t productive