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Alexa Tsoulis-Reay

  1. health care
    The Doctor Who Wants to Change How You Think About Dying“What frustrates me is, as providers, we’ve lost our humanness and we cease to live when we forget about the human.”
  2. reproductive rights
    The Sisters Working at a Women’s Clinic Who Have to Keep Their Jobs a SecretThe siblings are employed at a provider in one of the country’s most restrictive states for abortion access.
  3. The Animal Surgeon Who Tries to Keep Dogs Out of WheelchairsI often think: “I wish I could cut to the chase and talk to the dogs,” it would make my life easier.
  4. hotels
    The Furniture Installer Who Sees How Gross You Are in Hotel Rooms“Americans break everything and they use everything as a crutch.”
  5. sales
    The Lawn-Care Salesman Who Runs From Door to Door“Recently, I decided to use a ‘police-style’ door knock on the door and that tends to work.”
  6. media
    The Trend Forecaster Who Creates Your Sense of ‘Normal’“So many social problems are caused by fear of the unknown. The quickest way to normalize an experience is to show it to people …”
  7. construction
    The Construction VP Who’s Been Learning Her Family Business Since Childhood“Not many little girls grow up on building sites. But I think there’s a benefit to starting early.”
  8. manufacturing
    The Clothing-Factory Worker Who’s Been There Over 40 Years“I even met my husband here. I’m still married to him! We met on my first day and then we got married five years later.”
  9. nursing
    The Nurse Who Admits Patients to Hospice Care“In hospice, the family is your patient.”
  10. social services
    The Halfway-House Manager Who’s Trying to Keep His Clients Out of Prison“That’s got to be the loneliest feeling in the world — being a guy who’s been in and out of jail for 40 years with no prospects.”
  11. legal system
    The Judge Who Presides Over a ‘Social Emergency Room’“It’s emotional. But the thing to remember is that the law sucks the life out of everything.”
  12. entrepreneurs
    The Entrepreneur Who’s Building Her Empire Sterilizing VapesWhy it’s a great time to be a woman in the cannabis industry.
  13. The 911 Operator Who Works the Graveyard Shift“Unfortunately, in our job, there’s not a lot of happy endings.”
  14. retail
    The Department-Store Worker Who Laughs at the Prices on ClothesA Macy’s shipping and receiving staffer on doing physical labor, why stealing from work isn’t worth it, and not wanting a promotion.
  15. Some Psychologists Call for a Positive Framing of Autism and Niche InterestsFour people with autism — and one parent of a severely autistic adult — share their stories.
  16. Some Psychologists Call for a Positive Framing of Autism and Niche InterestsFour people with autism — and one parent of a severely autistic adult — share their stories.
  17. unity
    NYC’s Bodega Rally Was a Testament to Solidarity and PatriotismAs thousands of New Yorkers assembled to protest the Trump administration’s immigration policies, a sense of unity prevailed.
  18. The Intriguing Potential of a Little-Known Plant From Southeast AsiaThree people share their stories.
  19. The Intriguing Potential of a Little-Known Plant From Southeast AsiaThree people share their stories.
  20. our new country
    These Are Some of the Last American Citizens Naturalized Under Obama“I came to Obama’s America, so it was so emotional to reach the milestone of being a citizen just before he’s going.”
  21. abortion rights 2017
    What Abortion Looks Like in America Right NowSeven stories about a pro-choice movement under attack.
  22. 8 Therapists on Postelection Anxiety — Their Clients’ and Their OwnIt’s been a busy month.
  23. 8 Therapists on Postelection Anxiety — Their Clients’ and Their OwnIt’s been a busy month.
  24. cut cover story
    There Are No More Secrets in Sperm DonationGenetic testing has made it easier than ever for children of anonymous donors to fill in their family trees — whether their parents are ready or not.
  25. cut cover story
    Granddaughters of the RevolutionEleven descendants of suffragists remind us that it wasn’t so long ago that women couldn’t vote for president, much less run for it.
  26. atypical
    When Your Child Eats Magnets And Other Things That Are Definitely Not Food“He’d get Happy Meals and eat the entire meal. The box. The wrappers. The straws. The lids. The toys.”
  27. atypical
    When Your Child Eats Magnets And Other Things That Are Definitely Not Food“He’d get Happy Meals and eat the entire meal. The box. The wrappers. The straws. The lids. The toys.”
  28. select all
    41 Companies Imagining the Future From a Brooklyn ShipyardAudacious ideas are being launched in an old factory.
  29. atypical
    What It’s Like When Your Daydreams Are Just As Real As LifeA maladaptive daydreamer describes just how overwhelming it can be.
  30. atypical
    What It’s Like When Your Daydreams Are Just As Real As LifeA maladaptive daydreamer describes just how overwhelming it can be.
  31. atypical
    What It’s Like to Be a Celibate Pedophile“There are a lot of pedophiles who never offend. It’s understandable that people have never heard of us, because we must remain hidden.”
  32. atypical
    What It’s Like to Be a Celibate Pedophile“There are a lot of pedophiles who never offend. It’s understandable that people have never heard of us, because we must remain hidden.”
  33. What It’s Like to Be a Little Person in a Very Big City‘Midget’ doesn’t define me, ‘little person’ doesn’t define me — none of those words define me.”
  34. What It’s Like to Be a Little Person in a Very Big City“‘Midget’ doesn’t define me, ‘little person’ doesn’t define me — none of those words define me.”
  35. remembrance
    ‘We Need to Heal Right Now’: Pulse Regulars on Life After the Shooting“We have stopped asking ‘How are you?’ Instead we say ‘Good to see you.’ We are. We just are.”
  36. q&a
    Chaos, Privilege, and a Childhood on the Upper East SideAriel Leve talks about her new memoir, An Abbreviated Life.
  37. atypical
    What It’s Like to Cope With Your Agoraphobia by Buying a Motor HomeThat’s one way to do it.
  38. atypical
    What It’s Like to Cope With Your Agoraphobia by Buying a Motor HomeThat’s one way to do it.
  39. atypical
    When Your Mother’s Death Is Kept Secret From YouThe reverberating effects of hiding the truth.
  40. atypical
    When Your Mother’s Death Is Kept Secret From YouThe reverberating effects of hiding the truth.
  41. mansplaining week
    10 Men on What a Blow Job Feels Like“Like I’m a wild dolphin running through the ocean.”
  42. fashion nostalgia
    21 Notables on the Clothes That Take Them Back in TimeBette Midler, Jenna Lyons, Diane Von Furstenberg, and more on what they wore during life’s defining moments.
  43. mothers and daughters
    11 Kids on What It’s Like When Mom Is Also a Boss“It’s normal for women to be the boss, Hello Kitty is a boss of the Kitties and she is a girl.”
  44. mothers and daughters
    What I Learned From Losing My Mother When I Was 17“I know mothers can cause people problems. But it’s hard to listen to people’s bellyaches about how terrible their mother is.”
  45. atypical
    What It’s Like to Be Unable to Bear the Sound of Someone Eating“Any time I hear someone chewing with their mouth open, I lose my mind.”
  46. atypical
    What It’s Like to Be Unable to Bear the Sound of Someone Eating“Any time I hear someone chewing with their mouth open, I lose my mind.”
  47. mothers day 2016
    Getting a Foster Mom Was the Best Thing That Ever Happened to MeHow a teenage African refugee and a California mom built a relationship from scratch.
  48. atypical
    What It’s Like to Periodically Collapse and Pass Out for Several Hours“I know nothing is going to happen to me, I know I will wake up and I won’t die — but it’s so totally and utterly humiliating.”
  49. atypical
    What It’s Like to Periodically Collapse and Pass Out for Several Hours“I know nothing is going to happen to me, I know I will wake up and I won’t die — but it’s so totally and utterly humiliating.”
  50. atypical
    What It’s Like to ‘Wake Up’ From Autism After Magnetic Stimulation“I just thought my inability to read people had held me back my whole life. And if there is something that could change that, I should try it.”
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