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.

My partner and I reevaluated our life priorities. Here’s why we are pulling back from our careers for now.

Becoming parents was a reality check

The Women’s March is almost here. These are the hard questions I must ask of the movement.

As a white woman, I can’t risk repeating the failures of our past

I craved being a mom. I wasn’t prepared to hate parenting.

I felt ashamed to tell anyone that I was feeling anything less than total, overwhelming love