humanity

Humanity begins at home.

Lauren Day14 hours ago
An Ode to Summer '13 // Notes from My Phone
There are certain moments when my mind wanders across the Great Plains of my bran and I scratch beneath the surface to find memories that haven't seen the sun in years. I unbury them from their solida...
Strength in His Tears
My father is a strong person. He’s also layered, interesting, and a little complex. I’ve known him for thirty-two short years, and have been in awe of his person the entire time. To write about him wo...
Sherrie Pogue7 days ago
Changing the World Starts in Our Homes
How does someone destroy you so thoroughly and boldly and not care about the disaster left? When you are raising your children, teach them morals, values, and worth. Teach them to be respectable, cari...
Kathleen Cruz7 days ago
Life and Family
Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed, like you can’t finish one simple task a day, or that you are rushing last minute to turn everything in? If so, you may be experiencing the excruciating task ...
Non-Profit Organization
I have an idea for a non-profit, which is to establish a non-profit as well as shelter, dedicated to helping people escape abusive families, as well as get on or off disability. This non-profit would ...
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J Buntin20 days ago
An Open Letter to Racists
Hey guys, My husband is the most forgiving, understanding, accepting person on this Earth. And as the saying goes "opposites attract" so the next person that threatens my husband or my family will und...
Azaris Morales21 days ago
Diary of a Working Housewife
Wednesday July 25, 2018 9:30 AM: As I scroll through my daily feed of social media I can't help but feel a bit confused 😕... What has happened to raising children with family values, empathy, gratitu...
Sarah Terra23 days ago
Why Do We Leave Mementos?
My high-school-age son had an old Casio keyboard. It was handed down to him by his grandmother when he was small. He composed some of his first tunes on it. He played sing-along songs for his little s...
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ella caiseya month ago
If I Am What I Eat...
Along the hardwood floor, pitter patter. My small, barefoot, childish feet take me to the kitchen. The house I have come to know, not my own but similar. I stand in the kitchen, behind the screen of a...
Jules Poucher2 months ago
Why Being Childfree Is Better
Recently, I read this book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self Absorbed, on sixteen writers—male and female—on their decision not to have kids. These writers are mainly middle-aged to old, but if anything, th...
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Denise M2 months ago
Breastfeeding in Public: So. Taboo.
Is it an issue, or are you the issue?
Kamaria Imani3 months ago
My Sacred Place
Now a barren land, with no life; once was a prospering road filled with the laughter and joy of kids playing all together. It’s now a skeleton road and neighborhood, no young life out and about runnin...
Kayla Martin3 months ago
Not Your Typical Love Story
The year was 2014. I had just started my first job at Wendy’s, you were my manager, always smiling, making me laugh. You were taken at the time, but I’d always wondered what could be. Two years later,...
Halie Steider3 months ago
Struggling With Forgiveness
I met him in the seventh grade. He was in the the eighth grade. My soul mate. Now, almost 12 years later, we're still together with a son and we're pregnant. We had our son young. Just like any other ...
Kennedy Kovalick3 months ago
Am I A Compulsive Spender?
Today, my boyfriend and I headed to Walmart to find something for lunch, as well as pick up some housekeeping things I needed. After roaming around and being indecisive for a while, he mentioned he re...
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Cameron Boster4 months ago
The Truth About Living in a Homeless Shelter
Everyone has this picture in their head of what homelessness looks like. For some, it’s bums in tents, somewhere in the woods or under a highway overpass, drinking and drugging to their heart's conten...
K S4 months ago
Cultural Inheritance vs Assimilation
Language. Food. Religion. Tradition. All these things and more combine to create what we think of as cultural heritage. Both of my parents come from India, but I was born in the US. I lived in Canada ...
Jessica Briggs5 months ago
Vulnerable
You know, the one thing that I have struggled with all my life is the feeling of being unloved. Now at the young age of 27 I have gotten over it, but it sucked the life out of me. My ability to trust ...