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.

What happens when you ignore your stress? I found out the hard way.

Changing old habits is not easy, but I am learning to sit with difficult emotions longer

I’m constantly battling negative thoughts. There’s no quick fix, but here’s how I seek relief.

Sometimes my worries are triggered by an external source; other times, there’s no specific cause

Think cats are standoffish or unpleasant? This one proves you wrong.

Cats get a bad rap, but in reality, they’re as behaviorally diverse as dogs