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 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

I used to feel like I was losing money if I wasn’t working. Financial planning helped me find balance.

Money anxiety used to paralyze me with guilt and worry