…and then something unexpected happened.

This week, I accidentally sent a sexually explicit text to my employer.

She is one of my tutoring clients, the mother of one of my students. I have my own business as a tutor for elementary-age children. …

Hint: you’re not crazy. Here are 4 ways to know.

Maybe it happens when you’re out with friends. Your partner hasn’t texted you in a while, and you’ve been out for hours. You wonder why they haven’t bothered to check in.

Or maybe it happens when you’re looking through their phone. You’re about to navigate to Grubhub to order yourselves…

Because your intentions and your impact are two different things

Over quarantine, I got fat.

And I don’t mean it in an I-gained-five-pounds-and-my-stomach-puffs-out-a-little-more-now way. I mean, I actually got fat. I gained upwards of thirty pounds. My body looks completely different. I am working on accepting it for what it is and developing a better relationship with food and exercise…

And tips for how to earn big

Why haven’t I gone viral on Medium yet?

If you’re like me, you’ve probably asked yourself this question countless times. This ever-present question consumed me when I first joined Medium, and I expected it to go away — but it didn’t. …

Seriously, we can’t all have “good vibes only”

By now, I’m sure most of you have heard about toxic positivity.

It’s a trending topic, and people are flooding the Internet with stories and grievances and arguments about it.

Essentially, toxic positivity is optimism to a fault — the idea of being overly positive to a point where it…

We need to stop using such a dismissive term

Date rape*: (noun) rape committed by someone with whom the victim has gone on a date.

(verb) force (a person with whom one has gone on a date) to have sex against their will.

*Also synonymous with “acquaintance rape” and often used in the contexts of drugs labelled “date rape…

DDs are not as glamorous as they seem

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve hated my breasts.

There was a time when they looked normal and I was semi-fine with them. But for most of my life, I’ve resented them. First, I was the early bloomer, the girl who went through puberty before everyone else and therefore…

…And I learned a lesson that changed my life

I’ll never forget the day I heard the news.

It was many years ago; I was in high school. It was my birthday. It was bitterly cold outside, and I was leaned against a brick wall by the front door, waiting for my ride.

My friend came up to me…

Here’s how to make sure you’re still eligible

We’ve all been hearing whispered news about Medium’s Partner Program getting a makeover since early this summer.

Rumors were tossed around. Would they continue with the writer bonuses? Shift to ad revenue in order to generate more profit? Start paying writers a consistent monthly stipend on top of their earnings…

Feel like you’re without a love language? This one’s for you.

For most of my adult life, I’ve felt like I didn’t have a love language.

I learned about love languages in high school, and it was fascinating to me. Although there’s not necessarily any scientific proof to back up the existence of love languages, the whole idea came from a…

Brooklyn Reece

(she/her) Writer. Teacher. Leftist. City enthusiast. Spreading love through words. Find me on IG @brooklynxreece or email me: brooklynreece.writer@gmail.com.

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