Three, two, one: What do I do when I fall in love with another boy?


I was 13 when I first thought about killing myself. I know it was that age only because I remember a specific detail that couldn’t have occurred when I got any older. After my sister, Lisa, moved to college when I was 14, I left the bedroom at the back of our third-floor 3-bedroom apartment, overlooking the fence, and into the larger bedroom that used to be hers. The fence is an important...



I texted him: "I don't feel like anyone could understand me without knowing more about me than most people do. I usually do not have the time to explain the about-150 years of geopolitical and sociocultural history of the U.S., Europe and Asia and how that impacts me."

The things we’re not taught


In a society that profits from your self doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act. — Someone, somewhere, but the Internet has mangled it enough that I don’t know who or where to source it I get contemplative every time I see people around me go through major life events: picking college, graduating, quitting their jobs or getting engaged. Usually, I’m not a part of these events. In...

Accessibility matters


“Woman sitting in car in the sunlight with a smartphone in her hands” by rawpixel on Unsplash Accessibility is important. But we seem to keep forgetting about it. I am part of the world’s first generation of Internet-first adults. My generation grew up as the Internet developed, and we’ve never known a world without access to so much information. I’m a little older to be a post-Google, post...