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

Editor’s Note: An earlier version of this comic implied that menstrual cups do not pose a risk of toxic shock syndrome (TSS). Research has shown that some women have experienced TSS from menstrual cups.

For more than 15 years, I used tampons and pads. Every time I had my period, I was totally disconnected from my menstrual flow. After much hesitation, I decided to try the menstrual cup, and everything changed forever.

When it came to the pandemic and my two young adult children, I had to make a tough decision. Was it right?

I brought home my daughter but left my son at university

I’m finishing my senior year at home — and taking the opportunity to revisit formative stories from childhood

I realized these stories can help me navigate an uncertain future

My parents and I both live in coronavirus epicenters — but we’re separated by thousands of miles

We’re trying to have hope in Seattle and Italy