Personal Essays

Thoughts on getting older, at any phase of life.

A dramatic exit from the toxic magazine world cast uncertainty on Kim France's future, but after launching her own website and podcast for women over…
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Finally learning to drive in my 40s helped heal my relationship with my dad.
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In her 50s, Anna Armstrong rediscovers her childhood love of skating, and gets back in the rink.
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Scout Colmant reflects on the importance of Billy Eichner's gay rom-com, and how it made him—someone who didn't come out until his 40s—feel seen.
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"Writing renders our world and ourselves. It has saved me more than once." Sorayya Khan considers the creative practice that helps her make sense of…
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Sara Eckel writes to the 25-year-old she once was, just starting out as a writer in New York City in the 90s.
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Michael A. Gonzales reflects back on the 1980s—when he was in his 20s, working as a messenger, and spending his free time browsing iconic New York City…
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