Personal

I thought I was the only one. But the truth is that there are thousands of us united by a loss no one else can quite understand.
Tutoring became my primary source of income when I lost my job in the pandemic. Morally, I don’t feel good about my work.
The first days on an empty ship were bliss. Then it became a nightmare.
Any one of the conditions I had alone is life threatening. All three together meant that I had little chance of making it through.
When I tweeted about leaving a hair in the back of every taxi I take, women responded positively. Then the men in my replies showed how far we are from equality.
For some, our friendships have been unshakeable. But most of us may have drifted away from more people than we care to admit.
The image-based sexual abuse I lived through leaves scars. But women like me must refuse to be shamed.
George Floyd’s murderer faces prison. But with yet more police shootings, Black parents like me are still filled with the anxiety of raising Black sons in America.
"It was selfish to rummage through my parents’ things."
Ever since his birth in the first lockdown, it feels like new mothers like me have been forgotten in this pandemic.