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Blood makes you related, loyalty makes you family.

Jenn Melon15 days ago
Managing in Negative 20 Degree Weather
On January 30, 2019 , Chicago’s weather greatly decreased to a low of -21 degrees. All schools were cancelled for that Wednesday. Oddly enough, it did not snow much that day, though there was snow on ...
Krystal Rowdena month ago
The Unforgettable Disease
We all have memories from our childhood—some we aren't as fond of as others. I can remember when I was three-years-old. I was a very active maybe some would call overactive. My father had a good job t...
Emily Heana month ago
I Love Family Game Night
We never really had family game night when I was younger. Yes, we played the odd game, but it wasn't a full-family occasion. My family has always been close, and with my siblings and I getting older, ...
Vega Burks2 months ago
I Am That Girl
The older I become, the more I realize I am so much of THAT girl still. The girl from a small town, the girl who comes from money (though it was not always that way), the girl that dresses like an ali...
Nathonia Smith2 months ago
Never Mind the Name, What About DNA?
It’s a fact that children are born into either a single family or two parent home. Unfortunately, some children, born to single parents, never get a chance to meet their noncustodial parent because he...
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Nabeel Arif2 months ago
Where Are You From?
I’ve wanted to write this piece for a while now. I’ve just struggled to find the words. As a matter of fact, I don’t really know what I’m going to write. Or for that matter, where this is going. I jus...
Keyley Anon2 months ago
Why Didn't You Love Me?
We come into this world unable to fend for our own self, we naturally rely on our parent or guardian. Assuming they will be our forever protector. Not often do we think that our protector is the one w...
Deltora J2 months ago
A Personal Hero Story
We take many things granted in life, whether it is material, personal, or emotional. We realize their true value when they are absent from us. Unfortunately, family can fall under this category. But h...
niamh yehezkel3 months ago
Number 22
Number 22, my home for the past 18 years, the home which I love so much. The home which is always filled with music, for as long as I can remember. Mum forcing my brothers and I to do our violin pract...
Heather Nanes3 months ago
A Family
Family, you would think that they always have your back and help you each step of the way. But that’s where you need to look at in different angles, I’m gonna tell you a story of my own. A story about...
Lilly Tairi3 months ago
When Holding on Hurts More Than Letting Go
I saw something awhile back. I can't recall if it was a meme, a post or one of those click bait articles that the internet is flooded with. Either way, I saw it and it was about how holding onto certa...
Meghan Laprarie3 months ago
Tips for Having Boundaries
Feeling frustrated over navigating the relationships within your family? Its hard accepting that nothing you do or say will ever change... Here's a glimpse at how it felt for me I can't rewrite the pa...
Joseph Shidek3 months ago
I Can’t Bare to Look
The McKenzie River flowed to the North of my childhood home. Past several farmer’s fields and a narrow strip of trees and brush that each year would ebb and flow as the river carved out its path from ...
Prasita Nadar4 months ago
A Note as I Fly…
The 18th day of May, 2016. It’s a pleasant morning… I watched the sun rise through the window of the aircraft, alone. I’ve learnt one thing… not learnt, rediscovered… The only one that cares about you...
Mary Benson4 months ago
The Struggle
Red, that is the color she saw the moment Lilly heard her mother utter the words, “You have a week to get your stuff out of the house.” She was livid that, after the years of mental abuse she suffered...
Paige Jones4 months ago
Toxic
Imagine this. Your significant other starts manipulating you early in your relationship. You don’t recognize it right away because you trust this person. They haven’t done anything to you that you rec...
Ariana Edington4 months ago
Family or Family?
I was stumped, pondering the choice that I was given. They needed the answer within two weeks whether I was ready or not. I needed to think about the pros and cons as it will affect my life for either...
Emily Cothran4 months ago
The Story of a Twenty-One Year Old Girl
You must be thinking, "Oh god, here we go again with a life story." Ah, sure it may be another life story but you may learn something from this story. That or you might think you just wasted your time...