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

I had a lot of cute ideas as a mom-to-be. I would draw, child on my lap, while they scrawled happily with a crayon. Truly, I would be a wonderful artist and mother. The reality, which probably should have been obvious, was that babies don’t make great studio mates. I soon fell behind on my work. It was clear we needed child care, but it was either unaffordable (a nanny) or involved a lengthy wait list (any day care in Seattle). On top of every other stressful part of parenting, navigating child care was almost more than we could handle.

‘Endometriosis is so much worse than a bad period’

My 14-year journey with the illness, in comic form

Something terrifying happened to me. I miss the person I used to be before trauma.

I long for the old me, who used to laugh easily

I thought I had to be skinny to explore my gender identity. Here’s how I learned to dress without fear of judgment.

Society tends to only accept fat women who are feminine and dressed in ‘flattering’ clothes