health issues
I had been told by several doctors, at this point, that it was likely all in my head. I was a young woman, a high achiever, type A, Ivy-Leaguer, who probably was stressed and my body was shutting down.
After being told he has six months to live because of an enlarged heart, 15-year-old Anthony Stokes was recently informed he would not be placed on the list to receive a life-saving heart transplant because of his history of “non-compliance.”
As I sat in the waiting room filling out paperwork my anxiety skyrocketed when I got to the section that asked for an emergency contact.
I have gained so much from this career: perspective, humanity, and the ability to look death in the face and say, “I guess it’s okay.”

Sep 11, 2012 at 12:00pm | 68 comments

I never thought, at this age, I would be a caregiver for my 70-year-old mother and my 7-year-old boy.
Looking like you're not about to die when you're wearing a backless robe with your arse hanging out is quite an achievement.

Jul 31, 2012 at 12:00pm | 50 comments

brain injury
Most people have an enormous attachment to their face. But in the entertainment business, it often defines everything about your career.
If I could pull off big fat dark grunge roots with bleach blonde hair in the 90's, why not sexy silver roots with fake black hair in the 10's?
beauty products to bring to the hospital
health care
I’ll never forget the 14-year-old kid who said he had dreams about shooting his aunt every night, or the one who wanted to know why rape was illegal. I was just a teenage girl who had panic attacks.