It was the summer of 1962. I was eight years old. Up to this point in my young life, I was solely influenced by my parent’s music. They played it every day in the [...]
I would like to share one of the most pivotal life lessons I learned, which happened during my placement in the Freyberg Deaf Education Centre. But first, a little ba [...]
Though I have never parked in a disabled parking space, I have looked longingly at the empty ones. They are always so tantalizingly convenient—right by the front door of wherev[...]
For several years, I’ve suffered from severe anxiety. I’ve come to realize in that amount of time that there are both people who will try their hardest to understand what you’r[...]
I've long debated writing about this and sharing our story. But, I needed to write this to share my thoughts in hoping that it may help someone else and in the end help me find s[...]
As you read this, the two-year anniversary of my HIV diagnosis has just passed. June 9, 2014 is a day that sticks in my head much like a birthday does. It’s a day I can’t—and w[...]
A small Oregon town, a nonchalant fast food restaurant with almost nobody else inside, and less than twenty dollars. That's all it took for me to learn a little more about the [...]
So many years have passed since he was just a dream, waiting patiently to come true. After being diagnosed with infertility, I wondered if that dream would be possible. My husb[...]
To the Man who Wrote That Travesty of a Letter Defending His Son the Convicted Rapist,
Before I dive into this, let me introduce myself. My name is Megan, I’m twenty-seven y[...]
My husband’s birthday and Memorial Day usually fall around the same time, and it is always the kickoff to summer and summer birthdays for our entire family, but his comes first[...]
I’m a business student from Canada travelling before entering the last year of my degree. I’m passionate about empowerment and amidst my travels am looking for ways to empower [...]
Olympic Trials is fast approaching. Training winds down. Energy levels exceed normal levels. Your body starts to feel stronger. With all of these reactions unfolding, there is [...]
At 2:17 on a Wednesday morning I pace across the basement floor, rolling a cold can of Red Bull gently across the right side of my forehead. The pain comes in waves. At its pea[...]
Date of Birth: November 2013
Location: Southern California
When I was pregnant with my son I got a lot of questions on what my birthing[...]
When #BlackLivesMatter is countered with hateful slogans or the faux-egalitarian #AllLivesMatter, I recall sadly how for many years of my life, Black Lives really didn't matter[...]
I want to tell you a story.
Every word of it is true, although it feels so transcendent, so beyond my own capabilities here on Earth, that I have spent an entire week contem[...]
"You have what?"
Imagine being asked this question ten times a day, seven days a week, three hundred and sixty-five days a year.
Let me start from the very beginning. I w[...]
Date of Birth: November 28, 2012
Location: Greenbelt, Maryland, U.S.A.
As an experienced home birth midwife, I thought I was pretty wel[...]
May 14, 2016
Today would have been her due date. She would have been three years old today. The baby I lost at twelve weeks never got the chance to be born physically but sh[...]
You never expect to break down at a party. But that’s exactly what happened to me at a friend’s birthday party a few years ago, and all because of the game Taboo.
As a twent[...]
Becoming a mom changes things. Let me paint you a picture.
My mornings used to begin with a cup of coffee while reading an interesting book. Now, they begin with apple juice[...]
October 2006. That was when my beautiful, perfectly imperfect son was born. He was the last extraordinary piece to my family. I prayed for him and wanted him more than words co[...]
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