Do it anyway

Heading West

I’m still unlearning the mindset that mental illness is a result of personal failure, a concept Carrie spent her life debunking.
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Chosen families refuse to quit

I travel in circles that prioritize “chosen family.” Several of us are estranged from one or both of our parents, the rest fled for the usual crimes — queer, young and hopeful. Some came on pilgrimage and stayed, the rest of us sheltered in the first house that would take
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Say yes to the (head)dress

How to Muslim for Dummies

The topic of dating and romance is uncharted territory for a lot of Muslim families, especially for many of us who have immigrant parents.
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Summer of Love- Editor’s Note

You sent us your submissions. Today, we present to you the winners of the inaugural Summer of Love essay contest. We had to sift through an incredible volume of pieces from all walks of life in Berkeley. Queer and non-normative perspectives reigned supreme. The hippies of the original Summer of
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