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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.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine