self esteem


The Pursuit of High Self-Esteem Is Making Us Miserable

“We think of boosts to self-esteem as analogous to sugar: tasty but not nutritious.”


Self Esteem and I Cheered Each Other Up at Winter Wonderland

Because apparently thinking you're going to die on a rollercoaster is the fastest way to get into the festive spirit. And makes for a good date.


How to Start Working Out When You Have Anxiety

The gym is an anxious person's nightmare.


Sex Work Empowers Me as a Disabled Woman

I never thought I’d be able to find a job that worked for me, but being an escort allows me to work around my health issues.


Meditation in the Time of Low Self-Esteem

I don't practice meditation to become more enlightened. I do it to massage certain qualities within myself that make it difficult for me to live on Earth.


Why So Many Young People Are Still Getting Cosmetic Surgery

In the age of body positivity, how did my friends and I go from discussing thigh gaps as kids to electing surgery a decade later?


Pretending to Be a Giantess Helped Me Feel Like a Boss

The giantess fetish mostly involves submissive men getting off to the idea of being crushed or eaten alive by destructive, sky-scraper sized women.


How Becoming a Camgirl Improved My Self Esteem

Fielding fetish requests actually helped me love myself more.


​Only Everyone Can Judge Me

I take solace in the realization that the river of haterade is going to flow no matter what.


Being My Own Worst Enemy Is Going OK

If I recognize everything that could possibly be wrong with me in every situation, I won't be caught off guard if someone else sees it.


Michael Works on His Social Anxiety in This Week's Comic from Stephen Maurice Graham

"You are the hero of your own personal Dungeons and Dragons campaign. You are powerful!"


Why Ghosting Each Other Is So Bad for Young People

Why is dating so hard? Maybe it's because everyone is so bad at communicating.