I’m An ICU Doctor. I’m Haunted By What I’ve Seen During The Recent COVID-19 Surge.

Note: The author has received permission from the families involved to share the following anecdotes. “Focus…

Like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, I Have Had PTSD Retriggered And It’s Very Real

Watching Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s explanation of how the Capitol riots impacted her mental well-being and compounded…

I Volunteered To Administer COVID-19 Vaccines. Here’s What I Saw During My Shift.

Note: All names and identifying details in this essay have been changed to protect the privacy…

While COVID-19 Took Over The World, I Was Having My Own Health Crisis

Last fall, I sat on the patio of my childhood home in Arlington, Virginia, with my…

COVID-19 Changed The World, Yet Men On Tinder Remained Exactly The Same

It’s January 2020 and “coronavirus” is not yet even a meme. I’m just out of a…

I Work In A Coffee Shop In Montana. Anti-Maskers Have Made My Job Hell.

I live in Montana, a red state with a deep core of Trump supporters. While my…

I Was Randomly Attacked By A Stranger. Here’s How It Changed My Whole World.

I was on my way to work in New York City at 9 a.m. in November…

I Use An Ileostomy Bag To Poop. Here’s What It’s Like — And Why I’m Proud Of It.

Christmas Day 2016. I have recovered from the liver transplant in May that I needed to…

I Loved Being A Classroom Teacher. COVID-19 Stole That From Me.

As I write this, our world has been living in a pandemic for over 10 months.…

I Thought Of Relapsing When Rioters Stormed The Capitol. Then An Amazing Thing Happened.

“Time Of Death For Dry January: 1:15 pm 1/6/21” So reads a meme that popped up…

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