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

Recently when discussing street harassment, a friend reminded me of the platinum rule. Not the golden rule: “Treat others as you’d like to be treated.” Rather, “Treat others as they’d like to be treated by you.”

When it comes to street harassment, people often insist that they’d love if someone yelled compliments to them from the window of a passing car. That’s fine for you, but the majority of people who experience street harassment describe feelings of terror, anxiety and anger.

It’s not a compliment, and it’s not kind.

In 2020, I’m creating a new tradition: learning from and celebrating 2019

It’s that time of year again. Here’s a different approach.

I often say I am doing ‘fine’ when I am not. Here’s why I am committing to being honest about how I feel.

I’m trying to learn to sit in the discomfort, and not dismiss my own feelings for the comfort of others

The news cycle can feel oppressively negative. Here’s how I cope.

It’s okay to break out the cookie dough and blankets