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

I’ve always had the bad habit of finding any excuse to beat myself up.

I am so hard on myself when my depression or anxiety hits me. I end up questioning why I am like this and putting pressure on myself to be better.

Depression is hard. It tears everyone down no matter how successful or secure you are.

My therapist has started to help me figure out how to take it easy on myself. One of the ways she’s done that is to encourage me to rethink how I contextualize depression.

I have less time for my friendships as an adult. That makes each interaction more meaningful.

The small gestures have been a pillar of maintaining my relationships

Sometimes, it’s nice to be alone. Here’s how cartoonist Dami Lee spends time with herself.

An excerpt from ‘Be Everything At Once’

Nia Wilson’s death was an emotional trigger for me. What would happen if I were attacked?

Black women deserve better