family

Essays

What We Can't Talk About When We Talk About Our Grandparents

Most of us don't think much about what happens at the end of life for our loved ones, but it might be better for everyone if we did.
Francisco Garcia
4.30.19
The Anxiety Hour

Mojo JuJu Is Searching for the Identity Her Family Weren’t Allowed to Embrace

On the latest episode of the Anxiety Hour, the musician describes how her parents' experiences of race and identity in Australia gave her a sense of hereditary disconnection—something music helps her to overcome.
VICE Staff
4.30.19
war

The Stories You Lose When Your Refugee Family Splits Itself Up

After her entire family fled Iraq, my grandmother stayed behind because she didn't want to give up on the country she loves.
Sona Boker
4.16.19
Life

Parents Talk About the Hardest Parts of Having Kids

“I haven’t taken a shit alone in four years.”
Graham Isador
4.14.19
this is fine

Meghan Markle's Relationship With Her Dad Makes Me Feel Better About My Own

My father wasn’t at my wedding, either.
Veronica Walsingham
4.2.19
Stuff

What Do You Do When You Think You Have a Murderer in the Family?

I've come to believe that my grandmother literally poisoned those around her.
John Reed
1.30.19
Money

The Millennials Who Pay for Their Parents’ Living Expenses

We talked to young people about financial independence and supporting their families.
Ebony-Renee Baker
1.24.19
Letters From Christmas Island

My Last Hours on Christmas Island

When they closed the detention centre I was on one of the last flights out. The sights and emotions I experienced will never leave me.
Leo Jai
11.25.18
Parents

People Described the Weirdest Lies Their Parents Told Them as Kids

"For some reason, my dad told me that he gave birth to me."
Iva Parađanin
11.23.18
Autism

Pop Culture Taught Me How To Hide My Autism

Around my parents I was Angela from ‘My So Called Life,’ with my friends it was Cher from ‘Clueless,’ and in front of boys I became Alice from ‘Closer.’
Madeleine Ryan
10.16.18
crime

My Father Became a Murderer to Save My Family

My father killed a man when I was 13 years old. Later that night, my grandfather helped him hide the body.
Sara
9.13.18
What I Want to Tell You About Heroin

The Abortion I Had While Trying to Stay Clean

“I wanted a child, but logic told me I must terminate. What if I could not stay off drugs?”
Hannah Brooks
9.7.18
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