“You are getting fat,” my father told me when I sat in his car. I remember this hot summer day as if it were yesterday. I was 12-yers-old, and I wore tight flowery pink shorts and a sleeveless white shirt.
My father’s most deadly weapon has always been his words. He didn’t brutally beat his kids, but he slapped us sometimes when he got angry. His favorite and lethal way to put us down was his words.
He demanded respect in his house, so he threatened us with force: “Do this again, and my hand will meet your face,” he…
I didn’t realize how beautiful my mum was until I wasn’t around eleven or twelve. For me, she was just my mum. Kind, loving, caring, and sometimes angry. Being pretty and gorgeous meant nothing for me, and I didn’t notice someone’s appearance. I saw others by the way they were. Most of them were sweet to me as the waitress from the local bar, who gave me extra cream on my hot chocolate. Some were rude as the older neighbor on the second floor who always complained when we were playing under his window.
My mum had me at sixteen…
“When you find a waiter who is a waiter and not an actor, writer, musician or poet, you’ve found a jewel.”
— Andre Soltner
They say most artists start as waiters, trying to get the first big gig that will make them drop their apron forever. The creative profession requires a real job to pay the bills until we create the Big piece that will allow us to visit the cafe just as a thirsty customer.
Working as a server is a thankless job that some look down on. You are preparing the drinks and steaming the milk till you…
Yesterday morning I opened the Medium app when I woke up because I needed some motivational breakfast. But all I could see on my recommendation list were hundreds of versions of one article titled I made 1000$ on Medium last month.
“No,” I screamed and dramatically threw my phone on the bed — I was still careful because I can’t afford a new one. Obviously, I didn’t read enough how much $$$ I made pieces.
Medium abuses me with these types of articles every single day. They are everywhere, like the fake big butt leggings on social media!
“Coffee with milk,” my boss’s wife, Katrina, ordered and glanced over me, memorizing my clothes, makeup, and hair.
Then she pursed her pinky lips together and lighted the cigarette, plotting her next move, which involved telling little lies about me to her husband. When I walked back to the till, I felt her stabbing eyes on my back.
My boss’s wife didn’t like me, but I didn’t care.
Katrina didn’t love any woman employed by her husband who wasn’t overweight, old, or lesbian.
She was one of those ladies that think everyone wants her hubby. …
77-year-old Susan Hernandez was a kind and warm grandma with unconditional love for her children and grandchildren. She raised seven kids, and they were the center of her world.
Who would think that this gentle and loving grandmother would be murdered by her grandson Anthony, whose motive for the crime was more twisted than anybody can imagine?
Six months before her death, Susan lost the love of her life, her husband, Carlos. She was grieving with the help of her family and dog. Susan’s daughter Vannesa, Anthony’s mom, lived across the street in the city of Pueblo in Colorado.
Recently I meet my longtime friend on the much-needed coffee and chat. After we talked about recent news, life, and what we did in quarantine, she leaned closer and said she wants to know something personal.
She asked me if I was ever sexually assaulted. “No, never,” I replied.
“And you?” I asked slowly, kind of expecting she would say no because I presumed I would know about it.
We are very close friends, and she is an open type of person. …
Dazharia Shaffer was an 18-years-old content creator with over 1.7 million fans on TikTok, 125K subscribers on her Youtube channel, and over 230K followers on Instagram.
On February 8, 2021, Dazharia was found dead at her home in Louisiana. She committed suicide just hours after posting series of videos on her Instagram story, naming it the Last post.
After her tragic and sudden death, her fans started wondering what happened to the young rising star. Dazharia had a lot of supporters, and she was successfully growing on social platforms.
She seemed happy and carefree in her videos, but we never…
Question number eight is harder to answer than you could imagine, so I’m drinking my vanilla tea and focusing on breathing.
How is your mental health?
B.) Most of the time well, with occasional attacks
C.) Depending on the day
D.) Totally at the bottom
E.) What? I’m not able to answer this type of question! …
If you never work as a nanny, I can tell you it is much harder than society can imagine. Movies like to portray this perfect babysitter life, where the nanny collects kids at school and takes them to the park. Then she casually chats with other nannies on the playground and collects her paycheck when she drops kids safely at their home.
Nannies are often children’s second parents — they are raising them and are always responsible for their well-being and safety. Working as a babysitter doesn’t only mean taking care of kids. You get a close and intimate perspective…
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