I have a picture of my mother and I on a hill that makes me cry every time I see it. Not out of sadness but out of appreciation. My parents never gave up. They never stopped trying. No matter how dire the situation, they always moved forward.… READ THE REST
Facebook is getting more and more abrasive. People will come at you for a link you share to an article that doesn’t even have your byline. I myself am not innocent. A couple weeks ago a friend of mine shared a political article I found offensive and poorly written.… READ THE REST
In the 5th grade I had the hots for a boy I’ll provide with a pseudonym. I used to name names in my writings but my mother keeps telling me it’s not lady-like. At any rate, this boy, we will call Stan, was a real babe magnet.… READ THE REST
The first time I “fell in love” I was a freshman in high school. I spent every day of my 9th, 10th, and 11th grade thinking about him, writing to him, talking to him, and even skipping school with him. He was no good.… READ THE REST
Last weekend my family was due for a getaway. I have made a concerted effort to start supporting local businesses this past year. I try to eat local, shop local, and stay local, because each dollar I spend in my state, returns 3x more to my local economy than when spent at chains.… READ THE REST
So first off there are different ways a breakup can go down. Sometimes it is due to falling out of love, cheating, distance, or even fear of being tied down. I see these as the main reasons for break ups although I know that there are others.… READ THE REST
I have told him that the past is past. I say that I don’t remember summer nights or the smell of sand. I’ve sworn that all memories of my last life have faded like cheap perfume. I play dumb as if I have forgotten the touch of shaky hands.… READ THE REST
I don’t know who you are, but I have dreamt about you. I still don’t know what you look like, but in my dreams I know you’re the most beautiful girl I have ever laid my eyes upon, then I wake up and you’re gone.… READ THE REST
I am not sure if you are aware of this yet, but Facebook is really good at making us hate each other. I have lost count of the number of times I have seen a post from a person I admired, or respected, that sent my fingers in a flurry across my phone screen, thumbs first.… READ THE REST
I’ll never forget the day I found out that one of the girls in our small group of friends had sex with my ex-boyfriend. He was handsome, popular, and a star athlete at his much larger high school.… READ THE REST
“I could not hate this author or this article more.”
“Thanks for the man-splaining.”
There were hundreds of comments from women who definitely wanted to kill this guy; they felt ignored and invalidated.… READ THE REST
My name is Katie Yeager. You may recognize me from Teen Mom 3. Here is what you may not know…
The PTSD symptoms didn’t kick in until about six months later, followed by crippling anxiety, heightened by what has been a life long battle with depression.… READ THE REST
You have lost count of the lies. The number of times he has held you in his arms and told you that you are the only woman who truly knows him. His eyes are convincing but you know better. You’ve seen it.… READ THE REST
So, here it is. I’m sure you’re all expecting me to say something fantastic about my dating life. Well, I can’t. Because I don’t have a dating life. “Dating lives” do not exist in this generation.
There are two levels to this whole “dating” thing.… READ THE REST
Jane Elliott is an American icon and anti-racism activist. Her 1968 classroom experiment, “blue-eyes, brown-eyes,” received national attention and has since been turned into a documentary aired on ABC, The Eye of the Storm and subsequent books. Elliott appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show 5 times, was featured as Person of the Week by Peter Jennings, and in November 2016 was named to the BBC’s annual list of 100 women.… READ THE REST
I was 21 years old when I got engaged. I was ecstatic.
I was 22 years old when I called off that same engagement two months before the wedding. I was devastated.
The day that my engagement ended was probably the worst night of my entire life.… READ THE REST
I lost my dad to cancer in the summer. While families were going on vacations and taking trips to the beach, I had been going through the hardest days of my life. I spent the next year often rushing to the bathroom.… READ THE REST
I was 16 years old the first time I really kissed a boy. I had thought about kissing one long before that, but to be quite honest I was terrified. I pecked a boy in the 8th grade once, and that experience was damaging enough to keep my lips sealed for four more years.… READ THE REST
I’m an actress. I travel for a living, no biggie right? All bets were off and the game totally changed when my daughter was born. My daughter is 23 months old and I had never left her before. Then I signed a contract to go on a day trip to Houston to film a movie…without her!… READ THE REST
It’s the end of January and I am woken up by a phone call from an Unknown number in California. I typically don’t answer unknown numbers because if the call is important they will usually leave a voicemail.
Sure enough, they did!… READ THE REST