humanity

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

Sylvia Garcia2 months ago
What's On Your Mind?
This is a question we all know almost too well. Facebook asks me every time I open it up, and, every now and then, from a friend when the conversation grows dull. I find myself asking this to friends ...
Gail Woolard2 months ago
She Is Me
I remember a time when I was fearless. There was nothing I couldn't do, I questioned everything. To look at me you would have never known all the secrets I carried with me. Coming from a family who di...
Maurice Bernier2 months ago
A Cemetery Sunrise
There are some sights that are hard to describe. One may have an idea, but describing it exactly is something very hard to do. I should know. I am trying to describe it here. Cemeteries are quite an u...
Gabrielle Johnson2 months ago
Black People Seem to Have a Problem with the Individuality of Other Black People
Picture this: Ever since you were a little kid, you always felt insecure about your nose. It was a little crooked and bent out of shape, and in your opinion, way too big for your face. You got teased ...
Woman With an Edge2 months ago
Four Ways to Cope With Heart Break
Listen, I' am not going to sit here and give you some sugar coated crap, that getting over heartbreak is easy, and that there's a ten-step list you have to follow to make your problems disappear. Ther...
Maurice Bernier2 months ago
Emotionally Abandoned
Abandoned! Stranded! Lonesome! Isolated! Alone! Left for dead! Yeah! These words define right now what I am going through right this moment. It is not easy. It is the toughest situation in the world. ...
Ish H2 months ago
Transmutation of a Stranger
I see her just about every morning as I walk to work. I go towards the train, as she is walking out of it. I go to work at her city, and she comes to mine. At first, it wasn’t her who drew my attentio...
Alyssa Day2 months ago
Differences Between Blondes and Brunettes
Diversity is one of the most wonderful things today’s world and today’s life offers to us. Women come in a great variety of shapes, colors, and mindsets. But is there any actual scientific differences...
Angel 🌹🌹🌹2 months ago
Escaping My Past... Part One
I want you to picture a small young child around the age of eight with her toy (use your imagination) in one hand, and her blanket in the other. I want you to imagine her walking through the dark hall...
Chimdi Chime2 months ago
One Bad Deed Doesn’t Define a Person
Have you ever been in a situation where you were looked down on or judged because of something you did in the past? Well it isn’t a pleasant feeling. Or, have you ever looked down on someone and thoug...
KL Hankins2 months ago
The Things We Say
Something profound happened to me recently. It happened shortly after getting my second paycheck from my new job this past Christmas. I passed a stranger in a grocery store. He looked at me, nodded hi...
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John Hunter2 months ago
The Art of Open Discussion
Do you ever feel like when you try to discuss a topic with someone that has an opposing view point, that it just turns into an argument? Well maybe not an argument. But so many people SAY they are ope...
Brandon Partridge2 months ago
Why Do We Ignore the Homeless?
The poet Shane Koyczan once said "tragedy is a switch, we're never more than one flick away from it, that can happen to any one at anytime." Knowing that homelessness is one bad mistake, or an untimel...
Carsyn Smith2 months ago
Labor Day, 2018
When you wake me up with a kiss on my forehead, you tell me, Take a shower, we’re going out to breakfast this morning. I drive down to the strip district in my favorite baby blue romper, and you sing ...
Gabrielle Johnson2 months ago
When I Realized I Cared Way Too Much About What Other People Think
“I cared so much about others opinions, even my physical body reacted to them” Unfortunately, one of my biggest flaws is that I’ve always been a people pleaser. I subconsciously adjust my thoughts, be...
Caroline Bailey2 months ago
Why I Can't Be Loved
So I bet you clicked on this thinking, well, damn another sob story about the lack of love in someone's life. I am betting it is something you have experienced yourself, or at the very least you know ...
Kylie Jamieson2 months ago
10 Things Not to Say to a Person with a Disability
I’ve been disabled my entire life, but only in a wheelchair for 11 out of my 23 years on this Earth. And in those 23 years, I’ve had my fair share of insulting, back-handed statements and questions co...
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Brian Anonymous2 months ago
Broken Promises
I know there are a lot of people complaining about how we live our lives today with social media, how we're quickly offended by the smallest things or how we take things for granted. Our lives have ch...