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

When I got sick in March, I quickly realized that I had contracted coronavirus. I lost my sense of smell and battled seemingly never-ending symptoms for three weeks. Life on the other side of infection isn’t as easy as I’d hoped, but recovering from it has taught me a lot about myself and about what over 2 million people in our country have been through.

Here’s why I miss the mindless, in-between moments of my pre-pandemic routine

I thought cutting out that time would make me more productive, but that hasn’t been true

My double mastectomy made me reevaluate: What do my breasts mean to me?

The decision had been weighing on me since I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene

I used to think there was one way to have a relationship. Then I discovered polyamory.

Practicing ethical non-monogamy isn’t just freeing; it’s true to who I am