holidays

Take The Cake: 'Tis The Season For Fat Shaming & Here's Why

'Tis the season for complex feelings about our bodies as the
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Virgie Tovar    |   11.29.18   |   SHARE
Bodies
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Surviving The Holidays As An Introvert

As an introvert, it can be hard to find a balance between appeasing your family’s needs while respecting your own during the holidays. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   11.15.18   |   SHARE
Minds
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How Social Media Made My Holiday Season Depression So Much Worse

I soon realized that admiring everyone’s seemingly perfect life was making me spiral into a pit of holiday season depression and I couldn't climb out. Read...
Jen Glantz    |   11.8.18   |   SHARE
Minds
I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce is to Kwanzaa.

The Year My Grandma Tried (And Failed) To Make Kwanzaa Happen

I think our nonchalance about our own blackness led to the Christmas that Grandma tried and failed to introduce us to Kwanzaa. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   12.22.17   |   SHARE
Families
That Christmas Eve in Vegas changed me for life.

Christmas Eve Alone In Las Vegas       

That Christmas Eve in Vegas changed me for life. I’ve tried to remember not to deny myself the things I love about the holiday. Read...
Jess Lahitou    |   12.21.17   |   SHARE
Voices
I found clear parallels between Mawlid and another holiday back at home — Christmas. (Photo: Sabrina Toppa)

Mawlid: The Little-Known Muslim Holiday That Looks Like Christmas

Each winter, Muslims around the world mark the birth of the Prophet Muhammad during Mawlid, an annual holiday celebrating the prophet's arrival on Read...
Sabrina Toppa    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Culture
I remember the Christmas that completely killed our childhood wonder.

Exchanging Old Christmas Memories For New Ones       

My sister and I aren’t the only people damaged by Christmases past. We're taking back the holiday and building new Christmas memories. Read...
Jonita Davis    |   12.19.17   |   SHARE
Families
Christmas was my family’s escape.

The Year Of The Christmas Tree

My mother was desperate for a tree, for a successful Christmas morning that brought joy and hope to our family after a year of hardship. Read...
Ariel Henley    |   12.18.17   |   SHARE
Families