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

I’ve struggled with menstrual problems (heavy flow, severe cramps, polyps) for many years, and as with so many horrible things in life, find that it’s helpful to make fun of them.

I dislike the discourse around periods that I often see on social media, shaming women for using coping mechanisms like eating chocolate and, God forbid, avoiding yoga on the first day of their period.

I wanted to imagine a world in which people who menstruate can eat junk food and smash things if they feel like it. Also, I’ve had Menstrual Sponge Bob in my sketchbook for years and was just waiting for an opportunity to draw him.

As a new mom, I was inundated with advice. Here’s how I’m gaining confidence in my decisions.

How do you learn to navigate making choices for your child as a new mom?

Teaching made me realize adulthood is a myth. I want to show my students it’s okay to be human.

We’re all just humans, figuring it out one day at a time

I got breakthrough covid. It made me appreciate the vaccine more than ever.

Despite the odds, I feel very lucky