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

Getting my first dose of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine was equal parts exciting and anxiety-inducing. Since I am in a high-priority group, getting the vaccine felt urgent. Despite trusting the science behind mRNA vaccines, I still had anxiety about possible side effects and whether it would interact with my daily medications. Now, having the first shot and first-shot anxiety behind me, I can’t wait for my second.

From periods to powerlifting: Over 200 people told us what’s been mansplained to them

We asked our Instagram followers to share their most egregious examples of mansplaining

I got sober during the pandemic. What will happen when my friends meet this version of me?

When isolation began, I was still a boozy social butterfly

The link between intimate partner violence and mass shootings

Police believe domestic violence was ‘at the core’ of the Colorado Springs shooting