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

In 2020, I was attempting to finish my MFA degree while quarantining at home, working reduced hours in a restaurant and struggling with the unemployment benefits system. In this period of collective crisis, making art felt pointless. The objects in my home that were made and given to me by dear friends reminded me of the sense of connection and joy I take from art, especially when I feel lonely.

I created an emergency kit for when I’m feeling down. Here’s what’s in it.

On my worst days, I really need to be reminded of how much I am loved

A (far from complete) list of the roles moms play

Moms aren’t just caretakers, but jills of all trades, masters of everything

As a former foster parent, am I a mom — or something else?

Regardless of the title, I’m happy to just be part of my child’s chosen family