personal essay

Booze

I Drank 150 Margaritas in 3 Days and It Wasn't a Great Decision

But also it kind of was?
Janelle Lassalle
5.9.19
Drugs

Getting 'California Sober' Showed Me a Kinder, Gentler Way to Do Drugs

When I quit every substance except weed and psychedelics, I could still party and expand my mind, but without the selfishness and addiction.
Michelle Lhooq
5.7.19
LGBTQ

For Gay Men in Indonesia, There's No Place Safer Than Twitter

It's the only place where we can feel like we belong to a community—but without the pressure of revealing everything about ourselves.
Amahl S. Azwar
5.3.19
Books

Not Over It, Not Fixed, and Living a Life Worth Living

Healing from sexual abuse and trauma isn’t a journey with an end point. An excerpt from ‘Whatever Gets You Through.’
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
4.11.19
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
4.3.19
Culture

I Was One of the Most Famous People Online in 1998—Then I Disappeared

Known as "anacam", seven million people a day watched me livestream my life around the clock. Looking back now, I have a new understanding of why I did it.
Ana Voog
4.1.19
Health

Smoking Is Bad, But So Is Everything Else

In a better world, we'd reject the moralizing instinct to deem some people worthy of dignity—and others, not—based on how they choose to cope with the circumstances of their lives.
Brandy Jensen
2.28.19
personal essay

Chicken Wings Are My Culture

With every saucy, saturated, ranch-dipped bite, I embrace an act that in the past was used to stereotype and demean Black people such as myself.
Erica Hawkins
1.14.19
Getting Out of Bed

Running Away From Drinking Myself to Death

On grief, morning runs, and not getting drunk to late-night news broadcasts alone anymore.
Robyn Kanner
1.8.19
anthony bourdain

Anthony Bourdain Made Us All Proud to Be Line Cooks

After Bourdain, we tried to become better—as cooks, as people—and began to reexamine why it was we punched the clock and one another in the dicks.
Brian McManus
6.9.18