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

We’re all prey to nostalgia, and indulging in it can help lift us up. Yet, we also know the pitfalls of dreaming of yesteryear, especially when it impedes negatively on the current year. So, as a counterpoint, I’ve tried to home in on what I’m actually responding to when I’m nostalgic. It has helped me clarify my current tastes and reminded me of creative projects and ideas that got away.

A lot of my friends moved away during the pandemic. Here’s why I’m staying put.

It feels complacent after a year of stagnancy, but I know it’s the right choice for me

The pandemic empowered me to realize I’m nonbinary

I feel like I’m meeting myself for the first time

The pandemic has changed me. But how will we collectively heal?

It’s difficult to start healing when the pain is still being inflicted