I protested abortion for years. But when I saw how the movement’s beliefs harm women, I realized I had to get out.

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It’s okay not to be good at something if you enjoy doing it.

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You don’t really want it to happen to you


Amid our own COVID-19 pandemic, the horse world is fighting to stop the spread of a deadly and highly contagious virus affecting their equines.

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Meet the scientist who is sharing the joy of microscopic life with everyone.

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Learning to live with, love, and lose the difficult horse that helped me through my depression.

The author with her horse at the animal hospital. Photo by Matthew Michel.


With the world changed by COVID-19, I found solace from our new reality while working on a farm.

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Pursuing my most ridiculous dream made this year bearable.

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Avoiding the black hole of anxiety consumes so much of my energy.


Living through a global pandemic while barely surviving severe anxiety.

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Sarah Olson Michel

Science writer wrangling words and horses in the Pacific Northwest. | she/they

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