Pictures of Selena signed by fans outside of her place of death
Pictures of Selena signed by fans outside of her place of death
Music

26 Years After Her Death, Selena Is Still the Pride of Her Texas City

"Selena had humble beginnings, captivated audiences with her talent, and left this world tragically too soon."

grief around the holidays
grief around the holidays
Lifestyle

How to cope with grief around the holidays after a recent loss

I’m not a huge fan of Thanksgiving, though I understand why people enjoy it. A…

Mother and daughter silhouette
Mother and daughter silhouette
Lifestyle

Having a daughter gave me the relationship with my mother that I never had as a kid

This essay was originally published on August 13th, 2018. I knew that my second child…

Image of Sailor Moon from TV show on pink background
Image of Sailor Moon from TV show on pink background
TV Shows

Sailor Moon taught me the inherent power of being a girl, and now my daughter is learning, too

Following this summer’s Magical Girl Day hosted in Texas—a day-long event to celebrate beloved anime…

Author and her kids next to Millennial Moms logo
Author and her kids next to Millennial Moms logo
Health & Fitness

Being a mom with fibromyalgia means teaching my kids the importance of kindness

Motherhood—and mothers’ voices—should be celebrated every day. But that also means having conversations about the…

dad-chavarria
dad-chavarria
Lifestyle

Father’s Day is another reminder that grief is a lifelong process

The time on my phone reads 12:00 midnight as the day rolls over to May…

Health & Fitness

#WhyDisabledPeopleDropOut shows obstacles disabled students like me face in pursuit of higher education

College wasn’t what I expected it to be. I was looking forward to a certain…

Bran Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones
Bran Stark in HBO's Game of Thrones
TV Shows

Was “Bran the Broken” an ableist title, or did it challenge prejudices toward disabled people?

Spoiler warning: The following contains spoilers from the Game of Thrones series finale. Like many…

Photo of the author with her two sons and daughter
Photo of the author with her two sons and daughter
Lifestyle

The pictures I wish I had of my parents are the ones I’ll make sure to leave for my kids

With death comes so many absolutes. A last conversation, a last gift, a last embrace—all…

Illustration of wallet and credit cards on a green and pink background
Illustration of wallet and credit cards on a green and pink background
Money & Career

How I’m challenging my toxic relationship with retail therapy

There was very little my parents kept from me and my sister when we were…

Scantron sheet and pencil
Scantron sheet and pencil
News

Why students with disabilities are casualties of the college admissions scandal

On March 12th, federal investigators shocked the academic world when they revealed shocking news of…

Two plus-size women in swimsuits
Two plus-size women in swimsuits
Lifestyle

Where are all the fat people in today’s mainstream body positivity movement?

I’ll admit it, some of my interests are totally basic. I love internet quizzes, cat…

Illustration of a child's mobile with astrology signs
Illustration of a child's mobile with astrology signs
Lifestyle

I use astrology to help me parent my three very different kids

My obsession with astrology began when I was a kid. My parents always bought the…

Wife playing footsie with husband
Wife playing footsie with husband
Sex

What I’ve learned about sex after 10 years of marriage

It’s no secret that I never intended to get married. I never even dreamed about…

Illustration of trafficking victims breaking free
Illustration of trafficking victims breaking free
Lifestyle

What you should know about human trafficking, and how you can help victims

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. While the month is nearly over,…

Dumplin'
Dumplin'
Movies

Like Willowdean in Dumplin’, I didn’t always understand that fat girls are worthy of love, too

When you’re a plus-size person, you notice that there are very few people who look…

Protester at March for our Lives 2018
Protester at March for our Lives 2018
News

The disturbingly high likelihood that I’ll experience a mass shooting in America has exacerbated my agoraphobia

Here, an HG  contributor reflects on how the very real statistical possibility of dying in…

tumblr porn ban
tumblr porn ban
News

Tumblr’s porn ban is a thinly veiled and hypocritical attack on sex workers

There’s no denying that social media has opened up entire worlds to those who use…

Victoria's Secret shopping bags
Victoria's Secret shopping bags
Fashion

Victoria’s Secret’s transphobic and fatphobic stance isn’t keeping up with the fashion industry’s progress

My relationship with my weight has come to dictate a lot in my life, especially…

Woman on hospitial bed
Woman on hospitial bed
Health & Fitness

I have three healthy kids, but I’ll never forget the pain of my miscarriage

Trigger Warning: This essay describes graphic memories of a miscarriage. When I gave birth to…