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I never imagined myself being anyone’s wife so I grieved for my single life when I got married.

Why I Grieved For My Single Life When I Got Married

I never imagined myself being anyone’s wife so I grieved for my single life when I got married. I began to secretly long for the life I’d left behind.
Anonymous of SHESAID    |   06.25.18 12am   |   SHARE
This support my gender-fluid child receives at school means so much to my family, but the ripple effects of what the children will learn will go far.

How A Teacher Is Helping Kids Accept My Gender-Fluid Child ​

This support my gender-fluid child receives at school means so much to my family, but the ripple effects of what the children will learn will go far.
Anonymous    |   03.21.18 12am   |   SHARE
I love him in spite of myself. I have good memories of him. I don’t want him to die.

My Father Abused Me, And Now He's Dying

My dad had an explosive anger that he took out on his children. My father abused me and I love him in spite of myself. I don’t want him to die.
Anonymous    |   01.19.18 12am   |   SHARE
Sex that isn't consensual is not consensual, whether your married or not.

Is It Sexual Assault If You're Married?

It never felt like sexual assault, him taking the sex I didn’t offer. It felt more like a silent agreement. I surrendered to sex; he didn’t complain.
Anonymous    |   11.27.17 12am   |   SHARE

I Didn't Understand Consent Until My Boyfriend Repeatedly Raped Me

The sad thing is, it took someone almost destroying me to make me open my eyes to the extent of what happens when we talk not about a culture of consent, but about temptation and defense instead.
Anonymous    |   11.27.17 12am   |   SHARE
Even now, I hesitate to call my child’s behavior abusive. But it’s impossible to avoid the parallels between my situation now and how I felt when I was being abused by my partner.

When Your Child Is Abusive

Yelling. Throwing things. Name-calling. The only thing that holds me back from calling my teenager’s behavior abuse is that they are my child.
Anonymous of Role Reboot    |   11.13.17 12am   |   SHARE
My work at Planned Parenthood can be exhausting, and stressful, but I love it more every day.

Why I Work At Planned Parenthood

My work at Planned Parenthood can be exhausting, and stressful, but I love it more every day. We are providing necessary care and a safe space.
Anonymous    |   10.30.17 12am   |   SHARE

The Worst Side Effect Of Bipolar Disorder Is The Shame

I wasn’t thankful. I was too negative. I wasn’t doing enough. When I found out my mood swings weren't my fault, that I had bipolar disorder, I cried.
Anonymous    |   10.6.17 12am   |   SHARE
Being a full-time caregiver can be exhausting at times, but the hardest part is honestly the isolation.

I’m 30 And A Full-Time Caregiver (And It’s Isolating)

While I may not get flowers on Mother’s Day, I live with the daily responsibilities that go along with the adulting of parenthood as a full-time caregiver.
Anonymous    |   09.25.17 12am   |   SHARE
Image: Maddy Sutherland Illustration (Instagram: @maddy.sutherland)

Are People You Meet On The Internet Really More Dangerous Than In Real Life?

What's more dangerous — meeting people on the Internet or meeting people in real life?
Anonymous    |   09.7.17 12am   |   SHARE