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When you forgive, you grow

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It can take a long time to decide you are ready to get the help you need


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And I’ve got a plan to make it happen

If only…


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Our eyes are tired of communicating, and our pixelated faces are so 2020

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Culture taught me to pursue love, then sex, then marriage — but that formula has never worked for me

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How would it feel to be single for the rest of my life?

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On anti-Asian hate, allyship, and protecting our moms and dads

Photo: Flickr/mrhayata


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What it’s like to mourn the living

Watercolor-like illustration of a person standing on a snowy field with their back to the viewer, watching the sun set over a cluster of trees on the horizon.
Watercolor-like illustration of a person standing on a snowy field with their back to the viewer, watching the sun set over a cluster of trees on the horizon.
Image: Alice Popkorn via Flickr/CC BY 2.0


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An ode to the meditative power of train travel

Snowy Amtrak platform.
Snowy Amtrak platform.
Photo: Dipanjan Chatterjee/Unsplash


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On having faith, and giving permission to let go

Illustration of a large bird spreading its wings. Light blue, yellow, and brown lines (with the dark blue background showing through) form ornate patterns on its feathers. Behind it float blue circles of various sizes that look like doilies.
Illustration of a large bird spreading its wings. Light blue, yellow, and brown lines (with the dark blue background showing through) form ornate patterns on its feathers. Behind it float blue circles of various sizes that look like doilies.
Illustration by Jacqueline Dooley

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