Ethan Smith reads an emotionally powerful letter to the girl he used to be before transitioning six months ago and acknowledges the battles it took to get here.
Rudy Francisco was born feet-first, indulged in Ginger Ale, and often fell in love with woman who never loved him back, so now that love is comfortable and yet meaningless.
Dob Luben describes the feeling of falling in love — buying someone their favorite crackers and the feeling of wanting to die — the unrelenting notion of dread.
Reagan Myers discusses how a woman's body is often treated as an another object with little regard for feelings, which allows men to overstep boundaries.
Sabrina Benaim personifies her ever shifting anxiety and depression in hopes that her mom will understand their severity, but understanding is a distant process for both.
Sarah Kay and Phil Kaye explain the imperfect nature of love in adolescence with mismatched expectations and disappearing acts — ephermerial and yet beautiful.