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

Clothes are, and always have been, a fun way of expressing myself. I used to get a lot of attention for the way I dressed. While most of my peers in art school would go for relaxed and edgy outfits, I was always the one in tight dresses, heels and signature eyeliner. I wouldn’t be caught dead in sneakers or even a button-down shirt.

It took me really long time to realize that my internalized homophobia was one of the reasons I felt so much pressure to dress in a high femme way. I felt safer if I could pass as straight.

I created an emergency kit for when I’m feeling down. Here’s what’s in it.

On my worst days, I really need to be reminded of how much I am loved

A (far from complete) list of the roles moms play

Moms aren’t just caretakers, but jills of all trades, masters of everything

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family