Are authors bound to write only within their own identities?
Rendering lives that aren’t yours
Writer Anndee Hochman—a queer Jewish white woman, the descendant of immigrants—grapples with which stories are really hers to tell.
One dance critic answers the eternal question: Are you a dancer?
So you think you can write about dance?
Does a dance critic need to be a dancer? Dance writer Melissa Strong has spent years answering that question for herself.
Thank you for not hugging me— now or ever
No contact before it was cool
Everybody loves a hug! It's good for you! No so fast. Some folks, like Roz Warren, have been dodging hugs since long before it was the health directive du jour.
Here’s what happened in my 2nd-grade classroom as COVID-19 became a pandemic
Poetry in the time of coronavirus
“We’re not closing,” a local K-5 principal told teaching writer-in-residence Anndee Hochman. But things changed more quickly than anyone could believe.
Here’s what family life with disabilities taught me about social distancing
Life at a distance
Montgomery County parents calling shutdowns because of COVID-19 "hype" may not realize that fellow parent Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer is at special risk because she's living with Type 1 diabetes. She's also protecting a family member on the autism spectrum.
What happens when we appreciate women without valuing them?
Well-behaved women in the real world
We often spend Women’s History Month focusing on famous figures—but what could a more collective way of thinking bring to our sense of the value of women who aren’t making history, but who are making our society? Michelle Nugent considers.
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The life-changing magic of enjoying a free ride
Yippee! I'm old
Roz Warren just turned 65, and she’s thrilled. Here’s one reason why.
How being both Black and white helped me embrace all aspects of myself
Loving my biracial identity
Daralyse Lyons grew up in a place with no flexibility for racial identity, but appreciating the duality of her own background opened the door for other kinds of radical acceptance in life and love.
A queer girl’s guide to love…for everyone
Five tips in time for V-day
For most of her life, Michelle Nugent was still in the closet, and dated accordingly. But exploring romance in the queer community brought her new perspectives on finding love (or being happy solo) that apply to people of all orientations.
This Black History Month, I’m just saying it: I deserve to feel love and happiness
February is a good time to say it: we’re smart and assertive. We’re complete in our own selves. We’re striving for what we want. Andrea Smith stays honest.