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I recently stumbled across the term “highly sensitive person” (HSP), and so many of my struggles as a parent started to make sense. Put simply, HSPs have neural networks that are wired to be hyper-aware of physical, mental and emotional input. I start the day with a finite amount of emotional energy, and when that’s gone, I’m emotionally fragile, overstimulated and need to reset. But sometimes I don’t get that chance.

When my plants wither, it feels like a reflection of my own setbacks

Taking care of myself and my plants can be an uphill battle

Kate not Katie: Why I dropped the ‘i’ in my name

As I got older, my name started to feel like a too-small sweater

My parents’ divorce stopped me from being the kid I wanted to be. Here’s how I healed.

I realized every family has their own story, and this is mine