Stuff No One Tells You About Dying Pets: Guilt and Relief

Your pet will always depend on you, fully, and that’s honestly a source of the joy they bring to our lives. Someone who always needs you feels so good to care for. We never stop parenting them; they never leave the nest. Despite their aging and intelligence, dogs, in particular, develop about the same mental capacity as a four-year-old. They truly are always children.

If You Like My Writing, Don’t Tell Me—Tell Everyone Else

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How Heartbreak Helped Me Recognize and Process My Internalized Biphobia

I first had an inkling I wasn’t straight when I was 11 or 12. I was fascinated with certain actresses in a different way than my peers. I had little interest in boys. I remember my first crush — the musical director at my childhood church — and a number of other little odd things … Continue reading How Heartbreak Helped Me Recognize and Process My Internalized Biphobia