What does it mean to culturally appropriate celebrations and practices that aren’t native to our cultural upbringing or heritage? Kelsey grapples with this difficult conversation in her personal essay about her daughter’s love for Día de los Muertos.
Elections are coming up on November 6th, and in anticipation, Tika talks about other ways to get involved before and after you cast your vote.
Newest Cushy contributor Kelsey Rust shares a moment of recognition with how we culturally perceive the need and practice of seeking help and therapy through her own experience working with a psychiatrist and sharing that information at a party.
A long-standing subject of taboo, talking about body hair can be, well, hairy. Nat removes the stigma around body hair, reiterating that grooming practices are personalized options that can fluctuate and should not be policed by public opinion.
Nat reflects on her take-aways after attending a writing workshop in Burlington, NC, centered around trauma and using writing as a healing practice.
Nat dives in with five ways to tune in and find nourishment for your mind, body, and spirit.
Marina shares how her beliefs on abortion have evolved and helped her find peace.
Kaitlyn discusses technology and even though it’s great, it’s definitely got some drawbacks. Especially if you’re on vacation.
Marina shares three recent programs that show the positive power of media.
How to take control of your own life, and feel empowered to make big changes, even if sometimes it’s a scary step to get there. I spent 22 years as a network news TV producer in NYC, and I loved it for probably close to 20 years. It was very exciting, I met celebrities, I got to work with cool people, I worked my way up the ladder and was running my own hour-long shows where I was in charge of it all, and I made really good money. But my personal life was dictated by current events. I had control of my shows down to the second, and then I had no control over anything else in my life. My daughter broke her arm while I was in a control room live on the air. So I made a huge, potentially scary decision and quit to start an entirely unrelated business. But now I work when I want, where I want and with who I want.
Examining life as a post-graduate with a PhD and a new career, Kaitlyn examines conversations and perceptions around age.
Lori is back with her second piece in her series, Breaking The Mold. This time, she is talking to Paralympian, Activist and actor Katy Sullivan.
Liz discusses the #MeToo and #TimesUp movement being in the news recently as there is talk of comebacks for some of the men who were taken down as part of the fallout. This is a very bad idea.
Kaitlyn’s fraught tale of love between her and the desert.
Journalist Carolyn Carlson on media coverage of homelessness, why outrage sells but sadness doesn’t, and what prevents us from empathizing with our unhoused neighbors.
Kaitlyn tells the story of her father and the fight for his health.
Lori discusses the problem for speaking FOR the disability community instead of being an ally that helps make space for people with disabilities to speak for themselves.
Liz discusses the challenges of loving your pop-culture favorites during the fallout of sexual assault and harassment allegations.
Kaitlyn gets honest about speaking your truth and is your truth fact or opinion? And, what's the difference?
Kelsey details what Thanksgiving really means to her (Friendsgiving), and gives us a breakdown of how Thanksgiving came to be.
Dani writes letters to friends she has loved over the years.
New to Cushy is our new monthly advice column Hey, Olivia! In Olivia’s first column response, she addresses concerns from someone splitting their time between two jobs, and how to maintain a fair balance between both.
Liz and Kaitlyn collaborate to celebrate National Cat Day and they give you the lowdown on what they love about their crazy and lovable furry friends.
Some of the ladies decided to share their favorite Halloween costumes!
Lori connects us with tips to stay healthy before and during a travel trip. No one likes to feel bad while traveling!
October’s Blood Moon is the perfect time for connecting with our ancestors and re-establishing positive mantras and affirmations that give us strength.
What does it mean to be authentic in the of viral videos and constant social media usage? Sam shares her love for one such authentic icon - YouTuber Emilia Fart.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Nat empowers others to check themselves with monthly self-exams, annual wellness exams, and mammograms to catch abnormalities before they become a problem.
Nat shares her experience working with great, and not so great, bosses for National Bosses Day.
Liz discusses the benefits she’s gotten out of learning to meditate
In honor of World Animal Day, Kaitlyn shares a brief glimpse into an experience working with sheep that transformed her forever.
Songs for the cool breeze after the tight squeeze.
How I learned to become “enough” inside recovery from suicidality, an eating disorder, alcoholism, and PTSD.
I thought when my oldest reached kindergarten, I’d be relieved to have more time myself, but this milestone required a serious reckoning with my identity and worth as both a stay-at-home mother and a writer.
Danielle investigates how diseases can appear and affect women in unexpected ways.
Sometimes, trying new things can end up giving us a totally different outlook on other things in our lives. A recent rock climbing experience ended being a real life lesson for me on how to get through pretty much everything in life.
Melina delves into the darkness that formerly encased her world, and the feeling of finally starting a new beginning, where the monsters that haunted her closet don’t have such a strong hold. A reflective piece looking back on what I’ve learned over the last ten years and how Melina is learning to love and feel stronger.
Lori discusses how she learned to love herself and enjoy life after an eating disorder.
Masturbation is still a taboo topic, but why? Liz discusses this “touchy topic” and wishes the stigma could be removed.
Danielle offers some ideas for a self-directed and holistic self care challenge.
Eating disorders aren’t always about wanting to be thinner or about body dysmorphia. Sometimes they are about viciously controlling what goes into your body because you have no control over what is happening in your life or to your heart. Sometimes they are a way of punishing yourself for being human.
Liz discusses her first foray into the World Cup excitement.
This playlist, curated by Hannah, is an antidote to mansplainers, whitesplainers, self-effacement and self-doubt.
Lori discusses ways we can all be more inclusive in our every day lives.
Danielle discusses some unexpected manifestations of her pregnancy.
Marina interviews healer Melina Laroza-Roth about healing and energy work.
Newest Cushy contributor Andrea talks about her journey to happiness and the tools and people who have helped her along the way.
“I would be lying if I said I haven’t been waiting for this moment my entire life. Who’d have imagined that after 30 years on this planet – 30 revolutions around the sun – I would finally find you.”