This past summer, I lost a friend. My best friend's mother, in fact. I've known this family for half of my life and watched as cancer took its toll. I consider myself lucky that I was able to be with her in her final days and in her final moments.
I was paid to lie about fracking for six months and I can’t take it anymore.
First and foremost, I must digress. It would give me nothing but satisfaction to unmask the culprits who forced me to lie in the name of profit. Alas, confidentiality contracts were signed and thus, my
The following article deals with issues of emotional abuse, online harassment, and abuse apologism, and may be upsetting or triggering
Illustration by Milo
In social justice spheres, I’m often quiet about my dissenting views, and for good reason: I'm a very small fish in a large pond. I have very
October is Domestic Violence Month. Our "Voices of Domestic Violence" series will include essays published weekly throughout the month from the perspectives of a variety of survivors--men, children, women, LGBTQ and advocates. Some content in this series will contain disturbing scenarios and descriptions of abusive behavior.
It’s safe to assume anytime
You know Murphy's Law? “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong?” Sound familiar?
That guy's a dick.
As any military spouse – or indeed, any spouse of someone who travels frequently for work – will tell you, the shit always hits the fan once there's only one adult around to hold
I was at a loft party in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn. There were bawdy lady performers: a sort of classical music group singing about their lovers and a comedienne joking about giving birth in the middle of an opera performance (there was wine spilled on the stage to simulate water breaking and a
Editor's Note: This article deals explicitly with feelings of self-harm, anxiety and depression, and may be stressful and triggering for some.
So, being honest – writing about how you used to be troubled
but really are not troubled anymore can bring some things back to the surface and leave you feeling