I don’t always want to laugh at my pain, but laughter is an involuntary act.
The first chapter of a new comic series.
Hearing stories about my aunt limited my view of my mental illness. Talking to her expanded it.
The illustrator on her work and being vulnerable.
“The girls I draw don’t need anyone, they don’t want anyone. They are strong and stand alone.”
A win for trans students in New York City. Plus: Daria’s long-lasting appeal, & more.
It’s a process.
Romanticized and screen-mediated love.
The premiere of a hypnotic new song, plus a chat about mental health.
The University of Vermont shows solidarity with Black Lives Matter. Plus: More news from around the ’net.
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