"I need a new way to eat," I say. The nutritionist nods and says, "You want to lose some weight while we're at it, right?"
Some advocate for always telling it like it is, but "radical honesty" is not necessarily the honest truth — and it does not affect everyone equally.
"When is disability humor appropriate and when isn't it?"
Figure skating was for pretty girls, girls with money. Lessons weren't just impossible for my family; they were several realms away from possible.
Many of us subconsciously believe there is only so much good allotted to us — so, when something good happens, watch out.
Nothing had changed from the night before—except for the certainty that everything had changed. Food as I had always known it was now in the past.
Bryan Washington on the places he's from, his lifelong dream of visiting Japan, and traveling while black.
I'm stockpiling sweaters because they signify refuge, collecting them like talismans though grief cannot be avoided.
"You were careless," the police officer tells me. "Girls like you have no business running down dark alleys."
I grew up with the specter of death all around me.
A Beyoncé fan grapples with her infertility in the wake of the pop icon's experience with motherhood.
"I know I am about to be afraid, and I am also about to be just fine. This is controlled terror."
Librarians across the country are witnessing opioid overdoses on the job. Here's how some library systems are choosing to respond.
"My former home office, with its glorious door separating it from our bedroom, is now our son's domain."
“If I’d stayed, I could have protected him. That’s what I believed. Maybe he believed that, too.”
They were fallen angels, Satan's henchmen, and they were everywhere.
Teaching myself how to cook and enjoy food after years of coping with an eating disorder.
"My heart condition is far enough in the background that I no longer have to worry every moment; close enough to the surface that I must remember to listen."
“‘I am Fidel’ — that was the official watchword for all Cubans mourning the Comandante.”
"I can’t lie to children anymore, and if I can’t lie to children I have no business being a teacher, not in this world, not in the way it exists now."