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

Moving into my first apartment was more stressful than I thought it would be. I kept thinking back to my college years. Back then, I didn’t know how to address my mental health problems; isolating myself didn’t help. I was worried that, in my new home, I would fall back into old patterns.

Closer to the move, I realized that it had been two years since graduation and that I’m a different person now. I still face challenges from time to time, but I can cope. I know how to anticipate my pain, what to do with it and who to ask for help.

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what I didn’t realize.

I learned a lot when I looked into the ideas behind certain beauty products

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads

I’ve long feared being labeled an ‘angry black woman.’ Now, I’m learning to be true to my emotions.

In my life, the slightest indication of anger was fraught with punishment