Personal Essay

Personal Essay

By Emma Yang

The Fall of the Cat

Kittenish: playful and lively. A kitten isn’t a kitten if it doesn’t chase after anything in sight that wriggles, hops, or glitters. A kitten isn’t…

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Personal Essay

By Jenara Nerenberg

Rubber duck in line with robots

The Tiger’s Journey of Nonconformity and Neurodivergence

What happens when cultural conditioning, mental health, and societal expectations collide?

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Personal Essay

By Brian Gresko

Boy in a dress

Boys in Dresses and the Differences That Define Us

Boy or girl—we are all pretty in pink.

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Personal Essay

By Navdeep Singh Dhillon

Child's drawing of daughter and father

The Art of Bonding Versus Letting Go

Bag-holding has more merits than you think.

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Personal Essay

By Adam McHugh

Seasons of the Soul

Find your rhythm—like nature does.

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Personal Essay

By Katie McBeth

Young Boy Businessman Wears Sad Face

Dear Job—It’s Not Me, It’s You

When quitting is a no-brainer.

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Personal Essay

By Jennifer Mattern

Man on sail boat

Sailing Lesson: A Love Letter in Eleven Parts

Where does your wind take you?

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Personal Essay

By Lindsey Mead

Hand written letters and coffee

The Past in the Present: An Open Letter to My Daughter

How does what’s gone influence what’s here?

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Personal Essay

By Quiet Revolution's Field Notes

The Courage to Speak Softly

How do you define success?

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Personal Essay

By Brian Gresko

Illustration of boy looking out of window into space

Hope for the Hypersensitive Child

Want to see your quiet, sensitive kid blossom?

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Personal Essay

By Forrest Watkins

holding up climate protest sign

How to Find Justice in a Pause

Activism is not just for extroverts.

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Personal Essay

By Lindsey Mead

Mother and daughter having fun

Together for Now: An Open Letter to My Adolescent Daughter

A mother’s profound connection with her daughter – and what happens as she grows.

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Personal Essay

By Kelly O'Laughlin

Girl reading book alone on the grass

Scenes from an Introverted Childhood

Introvert? There will be a lot that resonates here.

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Personal Essay

By Quiet Revolution

Quiet Revolution’s Top 10 Stories of 2015: Part 2

The last of the countdown – our most widely-read stories of the year.

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