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

Nothing in my life could have prepared me for what has happened in these past several months. So far, thanks to good people and coincidences, I’ve managed to get by. On heavy days, I’m reminded that many people don’t have that luxury. Sometimes I wish I could give myself some sort of heads-up of what was to come this year.

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