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

It’s hard to say exactly what time last year the coronavirus became real to me, because I was hearing unsettling reports from my parents in Italy throughout early February. But I remember a day when I was wiping down the couch, and it really hit me with a bolt of fear: Things were about to change.

As we continue to rush past horrific milestones and death counts, I can almost convince myself that I’ve become numb to bad news. But my lack of appetite and sleep tell a different story. Every day, our bodies and minds are being affected by this persistent and traumatic experience.

Sometimes, after having a particularly hard day, I’ll turn to my partner and say, “Why am I trying to feel normal when we’re in the middle of A GLOBAL PANDEMIC?” Even when we do reach a point when the virus is not a threat, we will be dealing with the damage to our collective psyche for years to come.

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Freweyni Asress shares how she made the lifestyle work for her, despite its limitations for people of color

Endometriosis relief is already hard to come by. A common treatment may be causing patients more pain.

The latest finding highlights the need for more research into the condition, experts say

Climate change is endangering sacred land. For these Native women, it threatens ‘everything we are.’

Wildfires and droughts are fundamentally changing the relationship between Native women and the land they steward