The original “Becky” reflects on the polarizing comic and Trump voter who indelibly changed what it means to be a TV matriarch.
The writer has been gripped by a lifelong terror of her own mortality—but her son may finally have shown her that's no way to live.
After a lifetime of living with her mother’s mental illness, our writer reckons with the love of a parent who longs to say good-bye.
Yes, there actually is. Which is why we have to rally ourselves to pick up the phones and take to the streets.
The writer used to drink and dance and flirt just a little too intensely. This wasn't partying—she was self-anesthetizing from an unspeakable violation she is now starting to reckon with.
From a very young age, girls are taught that being skinny is a virtue and consuming “too much” is sinful. Will women ever be able to eat and drink without guilt?
The author’s lifelong fascination with death leads her to tour the L.A. coroner’s office soon after she nearly dies herself. And she discovers it’s not exactly as pristine as the ones on TV.
At 47, the writer has made peace with the fact that no amount of healthy dieting and working out will help her lose weight. So why does she do it?
After this writer lost both her parents before they turned 60, her two-decade chain-smoking habit seemed less like a coping mechanism and more like a death wish.
Our columnist couldn’t imagine existing without her best friend and father. Three years after his death, she’s learning how to live with the grief.