I convinced myself I had to give up enchantment in order to grow up.
How to squash self-doubt and connect with your gut.
Shared interests aren’t the be-all and end-all of a friendship.
White guilt and backlash at the Women’s March on Washington.
When confronting loved ones feels like a conundrum.
Supporting each other through Trump’s presidency, without limit or shame.
There are resources all around you.
Telling the unedited version of my life story, to myself and everyone else.
A morning ritual helps me care for my mother.
Counting the days until I can hit restart.
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