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

Growing up, I always tried to be the perfect child.

Living my life so rigidly filled me with anxiety that I still carry with me today.

I worried that if I let go the whole world would come crashing down and it would be all my fault.

As I grew older I tried to find the pivotal turning point in my life where I went from happy carefree kid to worrisome young adult.

The pandemic empowered me to realize I’m nonbinary

I feel like I’m meeting myself for the first time

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It’s difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted

I used to feel like I was losing money if I wasn’t working. Financial planning helped me find balance.

Money anxiety used to paralyze me with guilt and worry