A guide to communicating your decisions and needs.
“Never forget that your needs are just as important as others’.”
What to do when pals won’t accept that you and a person are just friends.
Turning 18, and encounters with masculinity.
Setting boundaries and resurrecting the self.
No one has a right to information about you that you don’t want them to know.
Just being in a good friend’s presence can help clear foggy dreariness.
An anonymous account of a student-teacher relationship.
Crushes, Cardi B, and karaoke.
Chaos, heartbreak, and a car accident.
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