humanity

Humanity begins at home.

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...
chloe burkea year ago
The Story of Me and Mine
Hello. My name is Chloe Burke. I am 19 years old and a mother of two. My name is nothing more then a name to other people. My whole life I grew up with people not exactly knowing who I was or where I ...
Claire Woodhama year ago
When to Let Go
How do you make a decision that literally affects the life of someone you love? How do you make the decision to allow medical professionals to write just three, small letters in your loved one’s notes...
S. Lily Graysona year ago
Shitting on Icebergs
I stood there, crying — no. Sobbing, hysterically into my brother's chest. I'm 23 years old, and I stood barefoot in my front yard hyperventilating, shaking, trying to catch my breath. I could smell h...
Aliza Dubea year ago
Orphan
Your baby dies unborn. Unloved. Fatherless. It’s OK because its mother never really wanted it anyways. “We’ll get through this together,” your boyfriend tells you. You’re not even sure if it was his t...
Bri Davisa year ago
Life After My Hysterectomy
I am grieving. I am mourning the deaths of babies I never had the opportunity to make. I've not lost any children, but I feel like I am in mourning because I've lost my ability to create them. I feel ...
Stress at a Young Age?
Have you ever seen anyone that was so stressed out that they changed, including yourself? As I remember as being a young girl and helping my mom watch my younger brothers, I have seen it a lot in my f...