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When you feel like you don't belong

When you feel like you don’t belong


How many times have you decided you don’t belong because of some internal framework you’ve set up to determine when you’re worthy or unworthy, qualified or not?

Erika Morrison—Bandersnatch

Who are you?


Guest Post by Erika Morrison The cardinals make it look so easy. The honeybees make it look so easy. The catfish and the black crow, the dairy cow and the

Lady Liberty Welcome to America

Welcome to our shores


What Lady Liberty, a stolen passport, and my 5-year-old taught me about immigration, refugees, and asylum seekers Athens was dirty and hot—a stubbly armpit in August—and she contained the thief

Essena Oneill's Confessional

Coming Clean: We’re all drunk on something


“I was just living in a screen, wishing that people would value me, that people would hear me, that people would just know me.” Listen closely to the confession of