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.

Welcome to Menstrualand, the world’s first period theme park

This place isn’t real, but I sure wish it were

I signed up for the extra money, but cat-sitting came with unexpected benefits

House-sitting and cat-sitting have been healing

I’m half-Mexican, but I pass for white. Here’s what it feels like to inhabit two racial identities.

I’m fiercely proud of my heritage, but can’t fully immerse myself due to a language barrier