Posts in Personal Essay
Making Less Money than My Partner is Damaging My Self Esteem and Mental Health

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Income inequality and the wage gape has a personal cost that can be oft overlooked. May Koiner, a freelance journalist, writes about the lack of stable wages in the writing industry, the effect it has on her mental health and relationship with her software testing boyfriend.

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Horror Vacui

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They get one day off at work, usually Sundays (although I saw them every day) and since they don’t have money to spend it in restaurants and cafes and they obviously do not want to be (or can’t be) inside their bosses’ houses, they spend their days outside, in makeshift public living rooms.

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Still Standing: Celebrating Pride When You Don’t Feel Like It

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Pride isn’t always a festive occasion for everyone, as we commemorate what the LGBTQIA community has endured and survived in past years. Tiffany Babb writes about the complex emotions that arise when we don’t feel celebratory during this month of rainbows and sparkles.

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Unrelatable Content

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It is a performance not only of the humor in mundanity, but also of our pain. Sharing pain in a way that is both honest enough to feel cathartic while still digestible to your smaller viewership. Real enough.

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Conditional Love

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Another year of abuse of power and atrocities - of the value of marginalized people shown to be disposable. Of agendas made of lies told by a tiny group of men deciding the outcome high above our heads.

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A Survivor’s Guide To Surviving Surviving

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I forced myself to admit that, while things were irreparable, I was still holding on. That I was staying even though I should leave, because I believed her when she said no one else would love me.

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