Voices

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Just Walk: An Excerpt From The Buddha Sat Right Here

Here I have one task — walk. No schedules to keep. No to-do list. Nobody paging me or pulling at my attention.

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How Interracial Friendships Impact Black Female Mental Health

Growing up, I had a lot of access to people who looked like me. I was completely unaware of the struggles that accompany interracial friendships.

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How T Kira Madden’s ‘Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls’ Made Me Stop Playing the Grief Olympics 

T Kira Madden’s debut, Long Live the Tribe of Fatherless Girls, shifted my understanding of myself to a degree I’ve never experienced.

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On Being A Spinster In 2019

I have a daughter I adore, a career I am insanely proud of, and a friend group I cherish. Maybe that’s enough.. Maybe this is how a spinster is made.

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I’m turning 40 in April. I am mostly at peace with the looming milestone birthday, but every once in a while, the gravity of it all hits me.

How Music Is Helping Me Cope With Turning 40

I’m turning 40 in April. I am mostly at peace with the looming milestone birthday, but every once in a while, the gravity of it all hits me.

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How do I use my own privilege? Do I eliminate obstacles for others or do I take the easier route of deferring to the status quo?

How Do You Use Your Privilege?

How do I use my own privilege? Do I eliminate obstacles for others or do I take the easier route of deferring to the status quo?

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Esmé Weijun Wang Strips Away The Caricature of Schizophrenia

Freeing a human experience from of the muck of its stereotypes is especially important with something like the schizophrenias.

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When Macey and I planned our engagement photos, I knew I wanted my sparkly, bright lavender cane to be in them. (photo by Ginny Cummings Photography)

Why I Wanted My Cane In My Engagement Photos 

When Macey and I planned our engagement photos, I knew I wanted my sparkly, bright lavender cane to be in them.

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