humanity

Humanity begins at home.

George Beigheya year ago
The Envelope
Joe was a lonely, broken man, walking cold wet streets late one Christmas Eve. He wore, contrastingly, the jolliest of outfits, clad in the uniform of his latest job a mall Santa Claus. He was a poor ...
Life as a Daughter of Agent Orange, Pt. 1
I honestly do not know where to even begin telling my story. I remember growing up, at least to the age of 10, life was pretty normal and decent. Mom worked and Dad stayed home with my little sister a...
desiree nicolea year ago
The Gifts and Curses of Time
Fridays couldn’t come any quicker. The entire week, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and so on are spent anticipating Friday. Typically, Friday evenings are spent at my friend Kaylin’s house, congregating a...
Jason Rhodea year ago
Mortality's a Bitch
So, in a previous post, I said mortality's a bitch, talking about my best friend, Noe; a friendship that started in the 3rd grade to his death in ’91 and my brother’s, Joey, death in ‘00. Another frie...
Jessica Batemana year ago
The Effects of Growing Up With Bottled Emotions
July 26, 2017, attempted to end @3:58 AM. Sometimes I still fall victim to the hardness that I once knew. I catch myself being cold when I feel as if I’m witnessing weakness. It’s sad really, where th...
Manda Krashnaka year ago
Have Holidays Lost Their Meaning?
Have you ever wondered if the holidays are not like they used to be? That maybe your younger self enjoyed the holidays more, and not because you were a kiddo? I wonder about this a lot, and I think mo...
Kyra Kallestewaa year ago
Behind the Scenes
My mom walked toward me in a solicitous was as I was stretched out on my grandmother's apple green couch. I remember how much I hated those couches when I had first moved down to Greasy Hill Loop, the...
Samantha Reida year ago
Decorating Your Christmas Tree
Everyone has a holiday tradition. For some people, it is baking cookies. For other people, it is carolling. For others, it is putting up lights outside. And for some others, it is getting drunk on egg...
Savannah McCaina year ago
Kiss of Colors
Since I was forced from my mother's body (damaging her beyond repair she claims every year on my birthday), I had always loved colors. Every year my favorite colors will switch between greens, blues a...
Bekah Milsteada year ago
Where Do I Fit In?
Who am I? Where do I belong in this huge world? I really don't know... What I do know is that I am a mom. The day that I became"Mommy" is the day that I gave up being me... Or, maybe, just maybe, that...
Beth Gibbonsa year ago
Halloween Cancelled at Public School Because of Liberal Beliefs
Halloween, All Hallow's Eve, is the wonderful Pagan holiday celebrated every October 31st where children are able to dress up in costumes and pretend to be anything they wish to be. The kids go door-t...
BLACK OUT
It wakes me up at night. It startles me awake and demands me to release what it can’t hold anymore. Over-loaded. My brain runs twenty four seven; even when I’m asleep I’m pondering on something. It wa...
Trish Nalaa year ago
Raising a Family in a System of Division
I don't want to talk about the things that affect me or hurt me for others to say things like I'm so sorry you're going through this or you are so inspirational to me. When I speak about the hard topi...
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Donna a year ago
I Am... an Adult Child of Alcoholism
After leaving years of pain behind me when I turned 18, and hoping to follow a path that led to happiness and fulfillment, I found myself even more lost at 28, 10 years later. I now had a family of my...
Michelle Zubeka year ago
Forgiveness is an Act of Consciousness
Has it every occurred to you that you would fall in love and marry someone outside your religion/ethnicity? Let me tell you a little story about myself. My name is Michelle, I am 22 years old I was bo...
James Rollera year ago
Thanksgiving
For years, Thanksgiving has been an afterthought in my family. Seemed like we always went from fun in September and October of Halloween directly into the festivities of Christmas in November and Dece...
Messed Up Parents, Raise Messed Up Kids
I had this epiphany lying in bed the other morning and it was this… The clock read 6:00 A.M and although I preferred to sleep in I still felt rested. I lay there staring at the ceiling, trying to figu...
Bailey Simpsona year ago
Common Practices We Need to Stop
Nowadays everyone has Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or other social media. We're all used to seeing articles of people being offended one way or another. For a long time women have been told what to d...