personal essay

Feeling guilty about fleeing the city for greener pastures is not a sufficient reason to write a personal essay.
From a best friend who turned out to be a scam artist to the birth of "She-Shed Cheryl," these are some of our favorite HuffPost Personal stories from the past year.
Our relationship was innocent and pure. I think often that he will be 24 forever. As time passes and I grow older, I can live life for better or worse. I don't have to live a certain way anymore by numbing my pain. I can let go and move on. I'll do it for Dexter, but most importantly, I'll do it for me.
The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers has publicized national award recipients for the 2016 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards, the nation's oldest, most prestigious awards for creative teens in grades 7-12.
Ultimately, I realized that in order to find my voice, I had to begin by decolonizing myself not just in how I present my black identity, but my trans identity as well. After coming to this realization, I decided to discontinue taking T after six months.
I read the infamous xoJane essay "My Former Friend's Death Was a Blessing" with a different variety of stunned than most others probably did. You see, "Leah" was my best friend. Saying that "Leah's" death wasn't a tragedy sounds horrible to say because it is horrible to say. And it's wrong.
Rebecca came to me after a long phone call from her parents. They told me that they had started working with another college application essay consultant but it wasn't the right fit. Rebecca never sparked to her, several meetings had failed to produce a strong Common Application Essay topic, and they were worried.