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First Person

  1. in memoriam
    The Resilience of DMXPeople with out-of-this world talent are no less prone to addiction.
  2. first person
    I Became Asian When I Left AsiaWho do we mean when we refer to the ‘Asian American community’?
  3. first person
    I Used to Want a ‘Normal’ FamilyA beloved pet helped me see my parents in a whole new light.
  4. first person
    Seeing Myself in WandaVisionI know what it’s like to work overtime to fit in.
  5. first person
    All the Time I Wasted Trying to Please Indifferent MenThe way Christie Smythe blew up her life for love is harrowing, utterly bananas, and perfectly understandable.
  6. first person
    COVID Took My Grandfather. But It Wasn’t What Killed Him.His death, six months into the pandemic, is as political as it is biological.
  7. first person
    My Therapists Were Right About UncertaintyFaced with actual, persistent chaos, I’ve realized there was never a way to outpace danger.
  8. first person
    A Recipe Gets You Only So FarChasing intangible feelings, in and out of the kitchen.
  9. alas
    I Have Come to the Humiliating Conclusion That I Am an ExtrovertIt seems I do miss other people.
  10. all in the family
    My Mother Once Sold Horoscopes to SurviveI’m beginning to understand how the fall of her country prepared her for uncertainty.
  11. all in the family
    How I Stopped Ghosting My FamilyThis year, I learned to do what my mother once did for me.
  12. first person
    Aching for AbolitionAs a survivor of sexual violence, I know prison isn’t the answer.
  13. first person
    I Never Expected Justice for Breonna TaylorHow can this realism make way for hope?
  14. first person
    Are You Aging Correctly?Ask yourself who benefits when women gracefully fade into the background.
  15. power
    Why Did I Think She Wouldn’t Die?I see now that attributing superhuman strength to Ruth Bader Ginsburg doesn’t do her enough justice.
  16. first person
    Rosemary Will Never Smell the SameWe wanted to believe that simmering herbs could protect our lungs from the wildfire smoke.
  17. first person
    Buying Myself BackWhen does a model own her own image?
  18. first person
    Good-bye to Century 21, the Store Where I Grew UpI came of age between your racks.
  19. in memoriam
    A Superhero Who Looks Like UsThe bittersweet thrill of rewatching Black Panther with my 5-year-old daughter.
  20. first person
    How the Hell Are Working Parents ‘Doing This’?I ask myself every day.
  21. first person
    This JuneteenthI want to feel the peace that white people have enjoyed at my expense.
  22. parenting
    The Sacrifice Black Children Shouldn’t Have to MakeThis country prizes Black children’s precocity — insists on it, even, much of the time.
  23. the longest lives
    ‘We Lost Sister Grace on Monday’The sisters of Mount Saint Vincent Convent are praying we learn from this.
  24. documentary
    This 107-Year-Old Viral-Star Grandma Has Some Advice for YouIn her second century, Louise “Nonnie” Bonito is still making meatballs and refusing to dwell on the negative.
  25. life after life
    I Can’t Be Afraid of TouchMy job as a nurse depends on it.
  26. first person
    For Two Months, My Future Included a BabyThen, in early April, I started spotting.
  27. first person
    How Do I Stay Sober Now?It was two weeks into social distancing that I started craving alcohol again.
  28. first person
    Some Questions About My MotherCan I make sense of her death by assuring myself of her life?
  29. life after life
    I Fend Off Grief by Feeding PeopleWhat am I supposed to do now?
  30. coronavirus
    Nannies Tell the Truth About Working During the Coronavirus‘Now that I’m out of isolation, I’m taking care of the whole family unit.’
  31. first person
    The Spaces Between UsWhen friends and neighbors run for the hills, small differences in wealth suddenly loom large.
  32. literature
    Personal Essays EssayPlease, consider the genre with me.
  33. first person
    Do You Hate Me for My Yard?Resentment might be the only thing our isolation has in common.
  34. first person
    Applying for Unemployment Is My New Full-Time JobI’ve called hundreds of times this week. I haven’t spoken to a human yet.
  35. first person
    Who Knew Meal Planning Could Make Me Feel This Way?I’m not a good cook, but I am a determined one.
  36. first person
    ‘They Separated Me From My Baby’Hospitals are keeping newborns from their parents over coronavirus fears.
  37. first person
    What Chronic Illness Taught Me About UncertaintyLessons for a global pandemic, from a permanently sick person.
  38. first person
    I Know the Day We Got ItA family of four weathers a fetid week of coronavirus.
  39. book excerpt
    The Worst Friend Date I Ever HadI was hoping she was in the market for a new bff.
  40. coronavirus
    Walking the Dog Is the Only Time I Feel SaneNothing is the same, except for her.
  41. coronavirus
    I’m in the High-Risk 2 Percent. It’s Exhausting.A rare disease means I’m always ultracareful about infection contact. This is my nightmare scenario.
  42. science of us
    The Very Soothing Sensation of The SimsSometimes I’m tempted to take better care of my Sims than myself.
  43. coronavirus
    ‘Don’t Worry’ Is an Act of SelfishnessWhat happens when coronavirus hits an area where worry is considered unfashionable?
  44. first person
    Cheating on My ParentsMy own abusive mother and father were being replaced, and they knew it.
  45. first person
    Replaying My ShameThirteen years later, what happened at Gawker isn’t going away.
  46. new emotions
    That Feeling When Your Fight-or-Flight Response Has No FightThere’s a vague sense of humiliation that accompanies an instinctual retreat from a perceived danger.
  47. new emotions
    That Feeling When a Minor Problem Seems Like the End of the WorldI knew I wasn’t facing a tragedy, but my feelings disagreed.
  48. new emotions
    That Feeling When You Share Your Deepest Secrets With a StrangerThere’s an unfettered closeness that comes from spending an intimate night with someone while knowing that you won’t see that person again.
  49. new emotions
    That Feeling When You’re Haunted by Online EmbarrassmentsChagrinternet is the lingering feeling of minor humiliation endemic to participating in social life online.
  50. new emotions
    That Feeling When You Bond With Someone Over Feeling the Same PainIt’s not Schadenfreude (damage plus joy). Instead, it’s Freundeschaden (friend plus damage).
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