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

When I travel by myself I can feel my anxiety creep in that I try to temper down.

Maybe I’m just a nervous person in general. Of course, it’s nice to have a travel buddy and someone to share experiences with, but I’ve also learned that traveling by myself has helped me grow and gain independence.

And when I come home, I enjoy sharing the travel stories that only I can really tell.

During the summer, dappled sunlight transports me back in time. Here’s how.

Suddenly I’m 13 again, waiting for my mom to pick me up from swim practice

I say ‘I’m sorry’ way too much. I’m refusing to do so anymore — and I challenge other women to do the same.

Refusing to over-apologize doesn’t make women rude

I work as an art tutor for high schoolers. The way they choose to portray female bodies is deeply worrying.

It’s easy to help students with skills — but more difficult to change their perceptions of beauty