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Society still holds tight to the worn adage of "never speak ill of the dead," which made it nearly impossible for me to share my story.
Abiodun Henderson helps formerly incarcerated youth grow mentally and professionally by getting their hands dirty.
Driving home late that night, I found myself continuously checking my rearview mirror to ensure there was nothing ― or no one ― in my back seat.
There is a fine line between teaching kids to make good decisions and forcing them to think — and worry — like tiny grown-ups.
We need to stop asserting that there is one universally grand and best way to experience love.
Tanya Heath uses humor and "science" to wrangle the massive lines of people caught between having to pee and missing a single moment of the hit musical.
I was following the promise of fortune and success as defined by my parents.
A year after my last date, my world probably looks the same from the outside. What’s different is how I’m now experiencing my life.
Growing up fat and trans, photographer Shoog McDaniel was constantly bullied. But when they found a batch of disposable cameras in their late teens, they found their calling. McDaniel now photographs nude, fat and trans models. With each photo shoot, McDaniel hopes to change the way society sees fat and other marginalized bodies.
I have consistently felt overlooked or placated by doctors when expressing pain or other symptoms.
Growing up, photographer Shoog McDaniel was constantly bullied. But when they found a batch of disposable cameras in their late teens, they found their calling.
I don’t want my whether I'm single, dating or in a relationship to have anything to do with how I define myself.
My marijuana use is somehow trendy and fun to talk about, while others are serving life sentences for weed-related crimes.
People may not expect you to return to work. And they won’t think anything of saying so.
I wanted to do something that fulfilled a sense of purpose, and their dreams simply weren't mine.
Jeeno fought back against traditional societal beliefs around masculinity, as well as his own insecurities, to rediscover his passion for dancing.
I try to convince myself that my family’s progressive values will shield my son from becoming a racist, but will they?