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I never expected to find anything about death when scrolling through my settings on Facebook. But then I stumbled upon Facebook’s mortality settings: settings made for the user to control what happens to their Facebook profile after they die. Confronted with the mortality of my body and the immortality of the self I leave on social media, I had a decision to make: Who will take over my social media after I die?

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