"While schools may be slow to find a place for families like mine, sometimes a good-natured big brother can make a difference."
"With the loss of our estrogen, we lose something even more valuable: our place in this world as we have known it."
"I was getting older and was running out of options. I was 40 and wanted to be a mother."
"Coming out is often presented a celebration of self-acceptance. But for some of us, it’s not always worth it."
"'Dad needs an STD check,' I said to my brother, our father’s health care proxy, worried about Dad’s health, given his propensity and condition."
"For me, smoking was a savior."
"In the end, for all my efforts to protect Emma from others, I couldn’t protect her from herself, from her own body waging war against itself."
“If we have sex, we swap fluids, and I don’t trust the vax.”
"Why couldn’t we use Blanche, Rose, Dorothy and Sophia as a model to plot our own post-midlife sorority setup?"
"The 'I got vaccinated because I believe in science' and 'the vaccine contains a microchip' camps are not the only ones that exist."