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I learned to hide my lupus diagnosis as if it were a crime. (Photo by Jurica Koletić on Unsplash)

The One Thing Lupus Took From Me That I Don't Miss At All

I learned to hide my lupus diagnosis as if it were a crime. I became skilled in the art of misdirection. Read...
Meghan Beaudry    |   11.20.18   |   SHARE
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Why Are You So Sensitive?

The echo. It’s there. It’s what women are told. We’re too sensitive, too emotional; we’re overreacting. Why can’t we be rational, reasonable? Read...
Naomi Rand    |   11.13.18   |   SHARE
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My Bipolar Disorder In Five Dates​

Once I learned how to discuss my bipolar disorder, I stopped defining myself by my illness and started talking about my emotions as well as my Read...
Tracey Lynn Lloyd    |   11.6.18   |   SHARE
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We believed that we were always just one prayer away from seeing the fire. The fire was everything we hoped and prayed for and prophesized; we believed it could start with us.

Holy Fire: How My Pentecostal Faith Burnt My Life To The Ground

I was terrified of falling away from the faith I once believed in so strongly. We had to believe in the miracles because our day-to-day lives were so Read...
Carly Gelsinger    |   10.16.18   |   SHARE
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My Parents Stole My Identity. I Won’t Let Them Steal My Future. 

I’ve built my life from ashes, and I’ve filled it with intentional kindness and trust. My parents stole yesterday. I won’t let them take tomorrow. Read...
Heather Sommerlad    |   10.2.18   |   SHARE
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Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face.

Still Eleanor: The Brain Hemorrhage That Stole My Mother From Herself

Daughters are experts on their mothers; my sister and I see precisely what is changed — so changed — in my mother’s face. Read...
Leslie Kendall Dye    |   09.18.18   |   SHARE
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So many times in life, Daisy grew through the cracks, through what seemed like impossible obstacles.

Daisies Grow Through The Cracks: Losing A Friend To Suicide

I knew before I truly knew. When the icon revealing the new Facebook message from Daisy’s brother flashed on my screen, my heart fell to my feet. Read...
Lauren Jonik    |   08.7.18   |   SHARE
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When Grief Turns Superstition Into Compulsion

Superstition ruled my mind. More than I realized. I had no idea, within hours, there’d be no child to mother. And then he was gone. And we were Read...
Erica Landis    |   07.24.18   |   SHARE
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