‘Ear parties,’ luxury piercing, and the mothers yearning for control
When life feels chaotic, why not get your tragus pierced.
Black church leaders betrayed the community long before they cozied up to Trump
We have come a long way from the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.
Viral #BBQBeckys and #CouponCarls are the new slave patrols
White people exercising authority is nothing new.
What to wear to become an American citizen
How an outfit can symbolize your relationship to America.
Overcoming the silence of growing up Black, gay, and with an immigrant father
I didn't choose my father, my sexuality, or my skin color—but I did choose to stop being silent.
Notes from 16 years of suicidality
Recognizing, understanding, and coping when suicidal ideation hits.
‘Here is a suicide hotline number’ is the new ‘thoughts and prayers’ we could use less of
Don't expect those in the depths of depression to reach out.
Chronic pain has made it hard to do the thing I love most, but not impossible
Here are all 'hacks' I've learned just so I can curl up with a good e-reader.
Facebook ads outed me to my boss
The platform's privacy problems aren't just confined to the election.
I was a Boy Scout—and the nationalistic and chauvinistic undertones did me no good
Letting girls join will only better the organization.
March for Our Lives gives me hope for the midterm elections
The young people are ready to 'vote them out.'
I grew up 5 miles away from the Austin bomber—and his views reflect the Central Texas I know
Austin may be known as a liberal mecca, but it's still situated in the heart of Texas conservatism.
The chronically ill are turning to social media for much-needed relief
A chronic headache sufferer explains why there is solace in staring at a screen.
I am not your kama sutra sexpot: The dating frustrations of an Indian woman
It's hard to reclaim your sexuality when you've been fetishized your whole life.
Where can a Black polyamorous woman feel safe to look for love?
Whether stereotyped or fetishized, Black poly women are often seen as objects.
Living with the constant threat of death as a Black American
As Erica Garner showed, choosing a path of activism does not make for a longer life in a Black body.