humanity

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

David Browder2 years ago
The Labels that Define Our Generation
Being left behind is a constant fear in the hearts of many throughout our lives. The fear that you will have to survive the harsh world alone can break an individual's soul and crush future dreams of ...
Michelle Stone2 years ago
My Dance with the Stranger Who Disappeared
Being in your 20s, you evolve in a such an odd way; everyone evolves differently, but essentially all the same. You become many different things along the way, as for me, I changed quite a bit. Going ...
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Adam Langley2 years ago
The Importance of Labels
“Just be yourself” is, generally, very good advice. In a perfect world, it would not matter at all if you were a person of colour, LGBTQA+, disabled, or however society chose to define you. Unfortunat...
Being Strong (& Exhausted)
Your childhood replicates itself in adulthood. For me, there is a simple scenario in your mid 30s that suddenly takes you back to your youth and without warning has you wanting to cry and/or escape. A...
Will Boys Be Boys?
I have a male friend who paints his toenails. He prefers glitter polish, usually in blues or purples. He is meticulous about his nails, refusing to wear sandals if his polish is chipped or grown out. ...
Tanisha Dagger2 years ago
Who Killed Me?
Although I won't be using any names, I’m sure you will get the idea of what happened during this period in my life. It all started around the age of 15, like any normal fifteen-year-old girl, I would ...
Maddi Martin2 years ago
Santiago
I had been waiting my entire life for a moment to come along that I thought would change who I was. I wanted something inspiring. Something that made me think: This is why I am here. This is what I wa...
Vanna James2 years ago
Emotionally Unemotional
It's always something small. Your spouse, your parents, a friend, literally anyone you love says or does the littlest thing. Even though you know it's ridiculous for such a little thing to hurt your f...
Miguel Garcia2 years ago
A "Surface" Understanding of Millennials
I encountered a video on Facebook by 8list about how Millennials are and how Millennials perceive themselves. Delamar, the lady on the video, broke it down to a list of why Gen Xers are different to M...
Yvonne Glasgow2 years ago
Three Main Types Of People You’ll Meet In Life
No two people are exactly the same, even twins sometimes have subtle differences at least in mannerisms. However, no matter how different we are from one another we can all still usually be lumped int...
L.A. Nieve2 years ago
It's Over Now
She stood there, shaking. The reflection she saw of herself in the mirror was unrecognizable. Her face was bruised. Her hair was tangled and there were multiple lacerations on her neck. Blood was gush...
Lavon Swygert2 years ago
She Can, He Can
So me, my Mom, and my sister were on our way home and talking about cutting beards or whatever and I brought up how stupid it was for some women to ask their partner to shave a beard they clearly love...
Paige Barnowski2 years ago
I Was Demoted After Being Sexually Harassed
I've worked every entry level job under the sun; some for days, some for years. I've done everything from answering phones behind a desk, to flipping burgers in a greasy kitchen. However, even with a ...
Kendi Stoneberg2 years ago
Looking For Something
There’s a girl in every crowd looking for something she fears will never be found. Still, she looks. She looks because every romantic movie and every love song, every couple celebrating their 50th ann...
Kiarra Pierson2 years ago
September 11, 2001
16 years ago today, at 8 am started out like every other day for everyday Americans. Families were eating breakfast. Kids were running towards the classic yellow school buses to join their friends for...
Maurice Bernier2 years ago
Am I a Bigot?
It has been 16 years since that horrific day. Sixteen years have passed and so have 3,000+ people. Yes, it was just over a decade and a half since four planes were hijacked and used as weapons against...
Where Were You When September 11 Happened?
I know I'm certainly not unique when I say I was stunned beyond belief when the September 11 attacks occurred. I remember, at the very least, the way that day started. September 11, 2001 marked the ea...
HR H.2 years ago
Being an Introvert
I don't know if it's just me, but it seems in today's world that the way to make new friends is via work, your current friends, bf/gf, or maybe volunteering. Personally, I have never seen a small grou...