humanity

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

Heather Wride2 months ago
Antisocial Media
On an August morning I sat and I scrolled through a friend’s Facebook feed. Smiling at photos, status updates, his reminiscing of memories past, his plans for the future. The excitement of the plane t...
Seun Ayorinde2 months ago
Beauty
"Aunty Seun, we can't take that bike," Kemi lashed out in disgust. "Why?" I asked. She replied,"The Okada man is ugly." The above dialogue transpired between me and a certain younger friend of mine, t...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Eight
“Hi Bobby!” Sarah smiles at me as if we were still married. From the way she holds me hands and pecks my cheek, makes me feel warm and fuzzy inside. I can never bring myself to hate her, even after he...
Brandi Payne2 months ago
On Cold Concrete
It was ten o’clock at night when Peter was getting off his shift at the popular pizza joint in his neighborhood. It was the same time every night for the last three years. He was working his way throu...
Jen G2 months ago
University
“So, do the guys at school ask you to frat parties?” my friend recently asked me. “No,” I replied. “They open the door for me and call me ‘ma’am.'” As I turned 34, I decided to treat myself to an extr...
Dbag Dating2 months ago
The Art of Dating: Paris vs. New York
When it comes to dating, Paris and New York are like two famous men: both come with reputations that precede them. On one side of the Atlantic we have have the elitist Frenchmen, self-proclaimed arden...
Glen Hance2 months ago
Acts Of Kindness
That old ‘89 Ford Ranger was full of character. Until my dad fixed it, The Ranger drove for months in four-wheel drive, low range, 4th gear, because the rest of the transmission was shot. There was no...
Chapter 1
1/15/18 I believed I had reached the plateau of stability as an adult. Thirty-two years old with the highest paying job I had ever acquired, and a relationship with a man that I truly believed would l...
Abby W2 months ago
Psych and Prejudice Pt. 6
There's a bunch of video trailers for a new movie that came out this year that focuses on an African-American who works at a call center. Many people hang up on him when he talks normally, which then prompts his coworker to give him the advice to talk like a white person. He does and starts to get more responses than he did normally. There is a term for what he does, it is called code-switching. Code-switching is when we change up the way we speak in order to get a better outcome than what would...
Danielle Rae2 months ago
Another Word For
In the beginning things were pretty good. It was fun and I knew things were going faster then what I was comfortable with. Our first date we spent hours talking and we seemed to like the same things a...
Chloe Gilholy2 months ago
Fishman Chapter Seven
“Bobby, do you think she will be okay?” Shrugging my shoulders, I lock the door behind me and toss the keys in the cabinet. “I don’t know.” “What do you mean you don’t know?” “Her dad dragged her into...
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Brian 2 months ago
Elders Need to Follow the Youth and Tell Their Stories
When I grew up I was always told to listen my elders. I’m sure a lot of people are still taught this today, but what have our elders done to deserve our attention? With the changes that we’re going th...
Sheena Ann2 months ago
The Mask
That beautiful mask I wear upon my face, like who am I going to be today? Will I be the perfect girl or will I be that beautiful disaster? Will I be that person that I normally am or hiding in the sha...
Steven Altman3 months ago
Why One Tattoo Wasn't Enough
Tattooing has a history all its own, from tribes decorating their bodies with stories and milestones, to being viewed as unsavory and the underground in Western society, and now to an expression of ar...
Miranda D. 3 months ago
You Make Your Own Luck
A thirty-four year old man sits wrapped in his scraps of clothing on a chilled winter night. He sits in a cold alley, nothing to eat, nothing to drink, no gloves, nor flames to warm his hands upon. He...
Paige Graffunder3 months ago
The Fundamental Shift in the Definition of Community
When I was a kid my community was my family. My siblings, parents, grandparents. My aunts and uncles, cousins, and all that extended outward. Less a family tree, and more two very intricate and compli...
Tom Cooke3 months ago
Adjustments in Life
So in my life, I have been going through some changes. I started university, my brother has gone away to university, and I am single.
Toni Koraca3 months ago
Should I Be Polite or Sincere?
I would love people to be honest with me. Talk to me straight. At least I tell this to myself until someone decides to criticize me. When they do criticize, I think something along the lines of -—How ...