Rachel Miller

Rachel Miller is Deputy Editor of VICE Life and the author of The Art of Showing Up: How to Be There for Yourself and Your People, coming May 2020.


When You're Having a Rough Time, Let Friends Share Your Bad News for You

Managing other people's reactions to your trauma is exhausting; enlisting someone else to update folks your behalf is a small act of self-care, and an easy way to take people up on their “let me know if you need anything” offers.
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Here’s Precisely How to Talk to Your Friends Before a No-Mask Hangout

Most of us think we're being careful during this pandemic... so when making plans, it's a good idea to discuss what "careful" actually means to you in practice.
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The Best Tiny DIY Pride Floats Made by Our Readers

"The celebration of Pride for me is a mix of strength and joy. The strength of a community and its continuous efforts to reach equality."
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How to Talk to Relatives Who Care More About Looting Than Black Lives

If you're not Black but want to support BLM, having fraught conversations with your kinda (or definitely) racist loved ones will likely not be fun, but it’s a very worthy undertaking.
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Self-Care Tips for Black People Who Are Struggling With This Very Painful Week

If images of Black suffering have left you feeling sad and angry and overwhelmed, here are some things you might do to get a tiny bit of relief.
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'A Friend Sent Me a Long List of All the Ways I Suck—What Do I Do?'

Simply ignoring it and pretending everything is cool won’t do either of you any favors, and is likely to cause more stress for everyone in the long run.
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health wellbeing

How to Say No to a 'Socially Distant' Wedding or Other Major Life Ritual

It's difficult to believe that people are insisting it's fine to attend their in-person celebration because "everyone will be wearing masks"—and to talk to them about why you won't be there.
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What to Do If This Pandemic Is Making You Hate Literally Everyone

If the grief you're feeling over the state of the world translates into constantly wanting to yell at people about how they're wearing their masks, this guide is for you.
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How to Talk to Your Partner About the Future of Your Relationship Right Now

With all this time to talk and life essentially on hold, big conversations can bring extra pressure.
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health body

The Answer to All of Your Social Distancing Loophole Questions Is No

Viruses don’t operate by potential carriers’ best intentions. They operate exclusively by our actions.
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health mind

During Bad Times, 'Don't Look Down' Is the Advice I Turn To Most

When you feel like you're about to fall into a pit of unknown horrors, keep steady—and think smaller.
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health body

The Semi-Dirtbag's Guide to Safely Cleaning with Bleach During Coronavirus

Please do not bleach your produce. Not any of it, not even a little.
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