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

Gratitude is like keys — easy to forget, often taken for granted. But it has the power to unlock doors. Being thankful allows us to tap into memories, take stock of unnoticed advantages and concoct ways to make our world a little kinder.

This Thanksgiving, two women artists drew comics for The Lily on gratitude.

Happy Thanksgiving, readers. We at The Lily are grateful for you.

Ann Xu

Ann Xu zooms in on the key component of Turkey Day: food. A good, homemade meal shared with loved ones warms the soul. But, she reminds us, far too many people go hungry. She plans to help those in her community stay fed — not just on the holiday, but every day.

Aimee Pong

When nihilism grinds Aimee Pong down, she enlists gratitude to remind herself of the gifts she’s been given: her home, health and life itself.

Bo Peep comes back empowered in ‘Toy Story 4.’ Here’ how a team of women remade her.

They became known as Team Bo, all passionate about giving ‘depth to a character who was so minimal’

Since saying goodbye to my foster daughter, I’ve been in the throes of ambiguous grief. Here’s why it’s so complicated.

Everything in our home still reminds me of her, and I can’t bear to change a thing in her room

I hated my bullies in middle school. Here’s what happened when one of them messaged me years later.

I never thought I’d interact with my middle school bully again — so the Facebook message came as a complete shock