"My dad died from a brain tumor when he was 46 years old."
"We try to model how we treat each other for our children, so hopefully, it will be the norm for them."
"Asexual ― or ace ― people like me experience limited to zero sexual attraction, which can be a confusing concept in an overly sexualized society."
"You can’t live in a fat body in a thin-centric, diet-obsessed culture without picking up on the idea that fat automatically equals unhealthy."
"While schools may be slow to find a place for families like mine, sometimes a good-natured big brother can make a difference."
"With the loss of our estrogen, we lose something even more valuable: our place in this world as we have known it."
"I was getting older and was running out of options. I was 40 and wanted to be a mother."
"Coming out is often presented a celebration of self-acceptance. But for some of us, it’s not always worth it."
"'Dad needs an STD check,' I said to my brother, our father’s health care proxy, worried about Dad’s health, given his propensity and condition."
"For me, smoking was a savior."