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

For the longest time I thought “I love you” was reserved for intense romantic relationships, like it was on TV. Every boy/girl friendship would eventually turn into a relationship on the shows I’d watch growing up.

I never got to see platonic love so I felt very uncomfortable saying “I love you” to friends, and even family.

My double mastectomy made me reevaluate: What do my breasts mean to me?

The decision had been weighing on me since I tested positive for the BRCA2 gene

I used to think there was one way to have a relationship. Then I discovered polyamory.

Practicing ethical non-monogamy isn’t just freeing; it’s true to who I am

How I learned to embrace my Asian curls

I used to wonder why my hair didn’t look like other girls’. Now I welcome my natural texture.