I was the world’s most overbearing dog mother, and I missed it.
The day I got my first period, I chose a box of OB Tampons because they would be easier to hide from my mother and my classmates — and from the cashier as I zipped past her with the slender box of tampons shoved up my sleeve.
They refer to people with mental illness in derogatory terms, but talk about prison, trafficking drugs, and raucous behavior with no stigma.
Did the residents of Black Hope Cemetery get their comeuppance? Or are they still waiting?
So many people said to me, "You must be so happy you get to go back to Japan." It's just not that simple.
Heartbreak is inevitable, difficult and often inconvenient — but there can be light at the end of the tunnel.