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

Having never fully adopted Christmas or Thanksgiving, this time of year always makes me feel acutely out of place. I observe the holidays with the distance and curiosity of an outsider looking in. For most of my life, I wondered, “What am I missing out on?”

Now, I’m not sure I’m missing out on anything.

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what I didn’t realize.

I learned a lot when I looked into the ideas behind certain beauty products

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads

I’ve long feared being labeled an ‘angry black woman.’ Now, I’m learning to be true to my emotions.

In my life, the slightest indication of anger was fraught with punishment