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

I’ve long had a phobia of speaking on the telephone, partly because I dislike not being able to see the person on the other end. So theoretically, video calls should be less nerve-wracking. As it turns out, I still struggle with social phobia even when I can see the other person (or, even worse, multiple people). I suppose I’m just as likely to fear being judged or embarrassing myself in front of others, but now with the added bonus of visuals.

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