Why did I go to work for the TSA? To try to connect with my father? To soothe various concerns as a new father myself? Was I researching a book? Having a midlife crisis? All of the above?
From "GLOW" star Betty Gilpin: "I won’t name names, but sometimes a TV set can be a shame-and-fear obstacle course for an actress."
Since I've been caged for over 20 years myself, I had nothing to bring to the table. The closest I'd ever come to something like this was seeing computers on TV.
But you can, and should, still go in search of it.
After my husband died, my father died, and I lost my second pregnancy — all in the span of six weeks — everyone wanted to know how I was doing. And everyone heard the same thing: "I'm fine."
After the birth of my children, I feel like I live in somebody else's body.
"Rather than leave it up to other people to commemorate my life and death on the bike, I’ve decided to take matters into my own hands—with facts based on a terrifying encounter with a speeding Porsche that actually happened—just in case the next run-in turns out differently."
"Stories about queer women helped me conjure a world of my own, where I could let myself live on the margins of reality and what it had to offer me."
Fear and loathing at the Goop Wellness Summit.
How much marijuana is too much? I found out the hard way.
Well, sort of.
Pauline Campos recalls her time with her late father, a functional alcoholic she never judged, and still reveres.
"Intervention" is a hard word to use for someone you love, and so my family avoided it. Rather, we'd whisper, among ourselves, that Mom "had a problem," that she "could stand to cut back."
On the anniversary of the Pulse nightclub massacre in Orlando, Edgar Gomez reflects on what a safe haven the club was for him and others — maybe even shooter Omar Mateen.
What do we get from our parents? An inheritance always comes with a tax.
Over time, dating became something of an addiction. Often, I went on two or three dates a week. I found that nothing else matched the sense of possibility I felt when I was sitting there, waiting for my date to show up.
Anya Groner examines her experience of being an identical twin through the lens of an annual Twins Day festival she attended without her sister.
How did air travel, which once seemed so glamorous and exciting, turn into a sadomasochistic pas de deux between the industry and the passenger?
"It is the perfect plant to lend to a mildly depressed spinster with a black thumb, a black heart and nothing else to do."
Novelist Jami Attenberg discovered a surprise antidote to the anxiety that plagued her each time she had to get on a plane to promote a book.
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