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

For generations, those of us with black bodies have been questioned, threatened and treated as if we’re less than human. I would love to move through the world without experiencing any sort of harassment, whether it be racist or meant as a compliment. Microaggressions can take on many forms, and actions that some nonblack people see as well-meaning — such as praising and trying to touch a black woman’s hair — can feel violating.

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family

Pandemic days are stifling. So I tried out this technique to build optimism.

With ‘temporal distancing,’ the goal is to imagine yourself in the future

Here’s a day in my self-quarantined life, hour-by-hour. We think you might relate.

Is it week six or week 60?