humanity

Humanity begins at home.

Scott Dodgson4 hours ago
Offshore Explorer Stories (Pt. 3)
I have been accused of having a story for every circumstance by my dearest friends. I believe they think I am making the story up. I felt cut off and cut down not because they didn't believe me, but b...
Kenya Shania16 days ago
Some People Are Just Spiteful and That’s Ok
It’s been a long while since I’ve written anything and that’s mostly because I’ve been lacking inspiration and have been trying to figure out this thing called life. My first introduction to writing w...
Ayla Burk19 days ago
Transgender Woman... Mother of 4 Boys?
How can this be? I know I am a woman at heart, but am a father... of four boys, nonetheless. As if raising four boys to become amazing men wasn’t full of its own challenges. Throw my being transgender...
Feel Your Emotions
Do you ever feel like you're traveling on a road that has no end in sight? We've all been there. Unfortunately, life doesn't come with a manual. We are all living our own journey. So how is it that so...
Bailey Theismann23 days ago
Dear Abuser, I Am Done Forgiving You
Abuse. Never a word I thought would apply to myself, no matter how many times I read and reread the definition of it from the yellowed pages of the dictionary given to me. But for almost fifteen years...
TLC in SBa month ago
Perseverance
PERSEVERANCE (6/1/16) Growing up I had an amazing childhood. We lived on 85 acres in the mountains behind Santa Barbara, with my family—my parents, older brother and sister—my aunt, uncle and 5 younge...
Lisa LaRue-Bakera month ago
Things Just Aren't the Same Anymore - or Are They?
When I was a kid, even though it was the 60's and 70's (1960's and 70's, that is), we thought our parents were 'dumb.' Just like kids do now. It's just a kid thing, I suppose. We thought our parents h...
“Get Em’ Up Scout”
A sense of peace struck a chord deep within me as if I were a baby being held safely against my mother's breast. The summers of my childhood came flooding back as I stood recapturing my father's image...
Wendy Ettera month ago
Summer Break
From the Saturday before Memorial Day until the first day of August, I get a taste of what it is like to be a stay-at-home mom. My day job—middle school teaching—is on summer break. Many people think ...
Matthew Rivera2 months ago
The Subjectivity of Family
Many people define “family” as blood, and that being so, many people feel ethically trapped within the concept of choosing family over everything. As a rational-thinking human being, I'd like to disag...
Jill Carson2 months ago
Blank White Screen
She sat at her keyboard… nothing. A blank white screen staring back at her… nothing. Break of dawn, her whole world (kids, spouse, cats), still asleep, perfect time to write… nothing. Up to make some ...
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Simon Morrell2 months ago
Rattling
Poison, toxins, parasites. They can all inhabit and invade our body via many mediums and bodies. The two that infected me went hand in hand. Alcohol and the poisoning by another human being; my father...
Keziah Flack2 months ago
Can Being a Third Child Influence Environmental Awareness?
The order of your birth might not seem at all related to environmental awareness. I’m sure there are plenty of only or eldest or middle children with just the same level of concern as me. However, for...
D. A. Rhine4 months ago
Parenting and Dyslexia
"My daughter can't say her ABCs or count higher than ten. She writes her B's as D's and sixes as nines," I informed my daughter's preschool teacher. "She's learning at her own pace and many children h...
Fen Tapiwa5 months ago
Heart of Gold
Mothers make the world go round with their love, passion, patience, and dedication. The world wouldn’t be same without them. They deserve to be celebrated everyday because they sacrifice and give so m...
Reigning Women5 months ago
Finally, People Are Starting to Talk About Depression in Stay-At-Home Mothers
Stay-at-home motherhood is arguably a full-time job in its own right. With the number of women in the workforce increasing at a consistent rate, it's no longer a shock that the correlating number of w...
Bethany Ashlyn6 months ago
A Letter to Someone
I was never going to write this for the public. This is the main reason I will not put your name, but I have a feeling that if you are reading this then you know who you are. A few days ago I was heat...
Gabriel Torres6 months ago
Toxic Masculinity
I look on my past and see the anger of a mother that abandoned us, and a father that didn't really teach the lessons I was looking for, the lessons I needed. A father that was emotional, but never in ...