12 Social Media Warriors Who Helped Restore Our Faith In 2016

Their tweets, YouTube videos, and ’grams helped make this year suck a little bit less

Learning To Deserve Love As A Child Of Divorce

I’m happy my parents got divorced. But I’m still scared to love.

Being A Third Culture Kid

I’ve combined my birth and adopted cultures to create a third, distinct identity — one that’s hard for others to understand

A Year In Founders

No matter how dark the present feels, the future is plenty bright

Depression Does Not Define Me

Depression may make my former goal of emotional invincibility impossible, but I wouldn’t be half the person I am today had I been able to achieve it

I Still Feel Unsafe Every Day

I am never asking to be harassed, no matter what I’m wearing, where I am, or what I’m doing. But it’s easy to blame myself if it happens.

Getting Pretty

I shouldn’t have to be conventionally attractive just to be heard

Learning To Think For Myself

The restrictive mindset I grew up around was holding me back

How I Embraced My Afro-Latinx Identity

I'm proud of my ethnicity

How I Overcame My Unhealthy Relationship With Food

Now I understand who I am, and don’t need a crutch anymore

I’ve Accomplished A Lot, But Still Feel Like I’m Failing

No matter how much I accomplish, it never feels like enough

The Truth About My 'Picky' Eating Habits

Especially with Thanksgiving coming up, I know my progress will be challenged

How I Learned To Appreciate My Younger Brother

The night I realized that my brother was not just my younger sibling, but a person of his own

What It's Like Living With An Incurable Illness

No matter how healthy a person looks, don’t make assumptions if you haven’t lived their struggle

The Truth About Cuffing Season

The goal may be simple, but actually achieving it is far more difficult

We Need Female Politicians Now More Than Ever

We can honor Clinton’s message and change the landscape for female leaders.

Trans People Are Here And Always Have Been

And now more than ever is the time to support each other

Being A Muslim American Woman In Trump's America

It must be wonderful to have so much privilege that the results of this election truly don’t feel like they affect you

The Problem With ‘Masc 4 Masc’

It’s not just a sexual preference; it’s exclusionary and oppressive

What Obama Has Meant To Young Black Men Like Me

Our president has left a permanent mark

What Happened When I Went To A Trump Protest

I refuse to fight Trump's presidency with hatred

As A Black Woman, I’m Not Surprised By Trump’s Ascent

Our generation isn’t all that progressive compared to those who came before us

To The Frat Bros Who Support Trump

Trump paraphernalia in frat houses makes me, a female college student, feel unsafe

I’m A Conservative Evangelical Christian And I Will Not Vote For Trump

I cannot support a candidate who offends both my religious beliefs and my cultural identity