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.

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

All my life, I’ve been teased for using pads instead of tampons. But it’s more common than you think.

What’s more, some people with periods don’t have a choice

In the age of the Internet, everyone constructs an outward-facing identity. What does that mean for our inner, private lives?

As my book release looms, I’ve been reflecting on how we construct ourselves socially and privately