humanity

For better or for worse, relationships reveal the core of the human condition.

Blue Dream9 hours ago
A Summer Excerpt
Times were changing. I knew this much. Home had turned into an empty word. It was blurry, up in the air, floating, taunting me as its palpability slipped through my fingers. Although, now that I thoug...
We Are All Human
To See All Humanity as Equal Is the Only Way to Peace
Arianna Suárez4 days ago
Being Hispanic
In this day and age, it is sad to see people still having difficulty accepting different cultures. I am from Hispanic descent. My father and his family are from the Dominican Republic. My mother was b...
Alexa Mendoza5 days ago
Someday, Not Today
There is nothing left. We have lost and our existence will be mourned by those who have come to love us. The rain comes down to wash away the fires, and to let us see clearly, that we no longer have a...
Why We Introvert Shame and Why We Should Stop
The narrative on introverts has been pretty much the same since the dawn of the phrase. They’re quiet. Lonely. Not outgoing. Often “too nice,” they don’t speak up for themselves. They don’t like peopl...
Belle Denka6 days ago
You Are Free
I don't know if you even read what I am writing to you anymore. In every poem and every essay is you and so if you are reading this pathetic attempt at communication. I really miss you. My mom liked y...
Kayleigh Lynne12 days ago
Forgiveness
I forgive you. You lied to me and to everyone else but you just wanted to seem more interesting didn't you? You were a scared child and you were trying to hide the things going on at home. You didn't ...
Cori Ann13 days ago
Sorry for Breaking My Heart
Sorry my heart is cracked, sorry I let go and called it an accident. Sorry I gave you to others just to push you out on the porch. It's been stormy here for awhile and my heart is still out there rust...
Yes, I’m Mixed, Yes, You Can Stop Mentioning It
Okay, short rant. This wouldn’t be a big deal if it didn’t come up so often. Why does it come up so often? Well, it’s kind of written... on my skin. Somehow, people think that my being mixed means the...
Emily PK 19 days ago
Interracial Relationships
In our day and age, interracial relationships are becoming less taboo and more widely accepted which is a much needed change. When my grandma was my age it was illegal for interracial relationships to...
ATAK Entity 19 days ago
Let Me Introduce Myself
I have trouble knowing where to start, and not just in this volume. In life, I take 15 minutes minimum at the same restaurant as always, to decide I will order the same thing I always eat there. I am ...
Tara Bush23 days ago
You Push People Away
You feel the need to protect yourself. You're scared of what could become if you let yourself sink into a relationship. This could be a friend, a significant other, or even family. It's not that you e...
Valerie Duvall24 days ago
HELIOS
She was always warm, and you could feel her light on your skin every time she walked into the room. She blinded people with her radiance and took them aback with her brilliance and there will never be...
Caitlin hancock25 days ago
My Outlook
See, I know people who suffer, daily. It's hard for them to keep going, I think people need to be aware of this. Everyone hides behind a screen or just pure gossip knowing it will never get back to th...
Eddie Esthera month ago
Home
What is home? Is it the house you were born in? There are crayon marks on the walls from when you were three. You remember running down green carpeted floors, racing your brother to the bathtub. The c...
The Brittlebugs
They fall like leaves, always. Papery-thin and tossed with the wind. Greenish-brown and folding in on a thousand edges within themselves, the brittlebugs always fall in early June. When the wind is wa...
Journey Scribea month ago
The INFJ-INTJ Romance {Part 1}
As an INFJ, I longed for a romance of depth and purpose: for a man to understand who I was deep inside, beyond the friendly smile I put on for anyone I encountered. INFJ's are deeply internalized indi...
JB
Joshua Belliela month ago
Collection of Bricks
He has collected a million items from a million lives. As he grew and as he grows, he's bouncing and drifting from identity to identity. Thinking he is lost, wondering which pit stop will be home, he ...