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

As a white liberal, I’ve tended to exist by doing (what I now understand) as the minimum. I vote Democrat, I disavow the bigots, and of course I’m not racist. But this moment in history requires us to do more, and to truly examine ourselves.

That means taking a hard look in the mirror at my own biases, my own racism and doing the work to educate myself without relying on black people to hold my hand. It means screwing up as an ally, picking myself up and trying again. And again. It means carrying the burden so it can be lighter for others.

The pandemic forced me to juggle odd jobs. I’m still learning how to balance them all.

As a recent graduate, I didn’t expect to be here, but I’m proud of myself for navigating it

I self-isolate when I’m struggling. But it’s when I need friends the most.

Over the years, I’ve found that spending time with positive friends is critical to my well-being

I gave up a lot of traditions when I moved to America. Here’s how I’m reclaiming them.

Celebrating the Korean holiday Chuseok this year helped me appreciate where I’m from and where I am now