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Birth Control Took Over My Life
Birth Control Took Over My Life

After giving her a too-intimate medical history, I teared up in frustration as I explained that I had no idea what caused my acne. She nodded wisely, and simply said, “I would bet it’s the IUD.”

Frances F. Denny, "Tiny Dancer" from the series Pink Crush (2015) Courtesy of ClampArt, New York
Getting Laid Off From My Job Led To My Biggest Transformation Yet

I just got laid off from the job that robbed me of my remaining passion and creativity. In some ways, this is the most liberating period of my life. I’m now free from working countless hours on tasks that can only lead to burnout, pushing agendas I don’t personally believe in, slapping fake smiles across my face and pretending to drink the insane Kool-Aid overflowing in the startup world.