Matthew Salesses on the dilemma of how to talk about adoption without hurting loved ones.
“What the cops want, on some level, is to believe their version of the world, that black people are dangerous.” By Matthew Salesses
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” how do we give our children advice that is both enough and not so much that it stifles them. Look to the cookie?
In the latest installment of “Love, Recorded,” a car named Kiki gets in an accident. But what really hurts is the crash between the present and the past.
“My brother visits from Korea with his girlfriend, S. If they marry, I will not be the only adoptee in the family to return to Korea and marry a Korean woman.” By Matthew Salesses
“Adoptee voices must be included in conversations about adoption. Adoptee voices must be valued.” By Matthew Salesses
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” the baby falls in love, unrequited, and Matt ponders the socialization element of the holidays.
Adoption is a complicated thing, but Matthew Salesses wants to be sure to thank his adoptive parents for being there when he needed them.
In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt takes his daughter to a Halloween party and wonders: Is Halloween a White People Holiday?
Should an author write characters of a different race than his own? Is that exploitation? Appropriation? Race denial? Or is it the author’s right? A conversation with Bill Cheng and Christine Lee Zilka on writing outside one’s race.
Sometimes facing your child’s issues means facing your own issues. In this installment of “Love, Recorded,” Matt Salesses breaks down over sensory problems he didn’t know he had.
“T. seemed to me an entirely wholesome child, as if he could never have survived public school. Perhaps that is how I set myself apart from him. Perhaps I was trying to scare him.” An excerpt from Daddy Cool.
I taught the boy that to launch a kite, you let the wind do the work. I told him the air had a weight of its own.
They’re more than just sexist jerks, they’re the heroes of a different show.
Dr. Steve explores how relationship building through empowered communication is a corner stone to personal growth.
It was the first time I could prove to myself that I am somehow worthy of such a wonderful gift.
Ethan Gilsdorf remembers the summer of 1977, the year he was ten, and the intersection of boys, violence, and the animal kingdom.
Krushangi Maisuria is finishing high school this year. But her wisdom vastly exceeds her age.
Patrick Sallee was so offended by an article on how to train your husband that he had to respond.
As we lose one of our own, we do as he would have done. Carry on, and love always.
Steve Errey draws the line between presenting yourself as a confident man and an arrogant jerk.
Living in New England in mid-winter, it’s necessary to learn to conjure up a sense of hope, even with the snow piling up outside the window.
You deserve more money, here’s how to get it.
RG Evans illustrates how adults can be bullied as well; and how they can come out of it triumphant.
Carving out one’s true calling in life does not always have to follow a logical path. In fact, it might provide great liberation when it doesn’t.
Vaughan Granier on how to recognize the dangers of desperation and discernment.
Keay Nigel shows us how to reevaluate our relationship status.
Carrie Cariello, whose boy Jack has autism, has answers … to the questions every parent with a child like hers asks.
There is no one kind of man. There is no one kind of trans-man. And every story matters.
“I find it paradoxical that we live in a society where love of difference makes one the same, while love of sameness makes one different.”
Veteran Airman Nicholas Miele skillfully juxtaposes a personal rite of passage with a personal loss.
Watch 5 years in the life on one young transguy, as his voice and pictures tell the story of how he’s grown not just as a man, but as a person.
My son got a sports locker. And his room and I thank him for it.