I’m Fighting For Paid Parental Leave. Then Come Child Care Costs.


Ask Americans with young children what their number one household expense is, and you’ll hear the same answer almost every time: child care. Each family finds its own way to manage. Some parents are forced to leave the workforce. Others work jobs they don’t like, or work multiple jobs to provide for their families. To … Read more

My Parents Were Violent — First With Each Other, Then With Us. Here’s Why I Let Them Back Into My Life.


“You don’t have to worry about running away ever again, because when we get home, I’m going to break your fucking legs,” Dad yelled to me from the driver’s seat of the car. Mom and Dad, with my siblings in tow, had just picked me up from the police station in Green Bay, Wisconsin, after … Read more