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I’m an extrovert. My mom’s an introvert. Here’s what self-quarantining with her taught me.

As I clamor back to post-vax life, I’m holding on to these lessons

Coming out in the year of staying in

I never felt like I could claim the label ‘queer.’ Quarantine gave me the opportunity.

3 women on being disabled in America, in their own words

On the anniversary of the ADA, they reflect on navigating their identities

Reading about mental health can help you feel less alone. Start with these 7 comics.

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Ask Sahaj: I changed in the pandemic. What should I do if my friends don’t get it?

I don’t think my friends have changed, but I do wonder if my needs are different.

Stay-at-home orders meant I could stop worrying about my father’s whereabouts. Now, he’s vaccinated.

After so many years of being the parent to my parent, who struggles with addiction, 2020 was a reprieve

How I’m rejecting the pressure to be ‘ladylike’

I’m done conforming to gender expectations

6 comics that explore friendship — the healthy ones, the tough ones, the lost ones

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A Victoria’s Secret ‘Karen’ video went viral. It hit home for Black women like me.

I know all too well what a White woman’s feigned tears can do

I lost friendships in the pandemic. Here’s why it’s not all bad.

I have new hopes and worries as the world opens back up