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.

How taking care of my plants helps me take care of myself

I have ferns, succulents, cacti and more, and they all require special care

I used to hide my dad’s addiction. Now I can talk about it, but I’m still learning how to cope.

Recently, I realized I needed to let go of the weight of this secret

I used to think I wasn’t like other girls. Here’s why that was all wrong.

A lot of us are conditioned to be unhappy with the idea of being a woman