Sign in

Human Parts
A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

LIVED THROUGH THIS

Living with ALS has changed the way people perceive me, and it’s disconcerting


LIVED THROUGH THIS

20 years later, the aftereffects still linger in my life and the lives of others

South tower collapse | 9/11 Historical and Digital Archives | Thomas Nilsson, Getty Images


Lived Through This

I’m obsessed with all the numbers that mark the time that Ana was alive.

Ana, age 14 — Photo by Chloe Mosbacher (Ana’s cousin)


LIVED THROUGH THIS

What I gained and what I lost

Me at age five, when I renamed myself “Jane.” Photo courtesy of the author


Lived Through This

Rising and falling, over and over and over again

Photo by Julian Summa on Unsplash


LIVED THROUGH THIS

An Afghanistan veteran weighs in on whether what we did mattered in the ‘Forever War’

Left: U.S. evacuation in Kabul (2021). Right: U.S. evacuation in Saigon (1975). Photos courtesy of the author


LIVED THROUGH THIS

To know where you’re going, you need to know where you’re from

Photo: Chakrit Yenti/Shutterstock


Lived Through This

16 years ago, my entire life changed in an instant

Photo: Jr Korpa/Unsplash


Lived Through This

Because I wish someone had warned me

Photo: Snezhana Ryzhkova/Getty Images


LIVED THROUGH THIS

Why is it still okay to comment?

Photo courtesy of the author

Human Parts

A publication from Medium about humanity: yours, mine, and ours.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store