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

When life is going smoothly, it’s easy to get comfortable. We humans are always changing and evolving, but we often do so at a slower pace when everything is working well as is. We tend to go through the most drastic changes when we face difficulties and discomfort. We are forced to learn new skills and see things differently in order to solve problems. One bright side of dealing with personal turbulence is that it pushes us to be stronger than we knew we could be.

During the summer, dappled sunlight transports me back in time. Here’s how.

Suddenly I’m 13 again, waiting for my mom to pick me up from swim practice

I say ‘I’m sorry’ way too much. I’m refusing to do so anymore — and I challenge other women to do the same.

Refusing to over-apologize doesn’t make women rude

I work as an art tutor for high schoolers. The way they choose to portray female bodies is deeply worrying.

It’s easy to help students with skills — but more difficult to change their perceptions of beauty