It’s not the people who used to.

With the possible exception of Tim Denning, the Medium heavyweights of yore are watching their earning crater under the new system. Shaunta Grimes is making 90% less than she used to. Shannon Ashley notes that her stats are worst they‘ve been in years.

I was doing fine, too—after just a…


Getting my body ‘back’ isn’t what I thought

When I got pregnant, I knew it would wreck my body. If the internet hadn’t clued me in, the volcanic amounts of vomit would have: your body is no longer yours, nausea told me. Over the next nine months, I threw up twelve pounds of body weight, then scarfed down…


Here’s what I learned

My day starts at 5:30am. Not with a shower, or a cup of coffee, but by leaping directly into work. It ends at 7:30pm, when I faceplant onto my couch. Sometimes, I get a 30-minute lunch break in the middle of the day. Usually, I don’t. This is true every…


What I found surprised me

I’m not normally hyper-political. I vote, but I don’t knock on doors. I’ve never been to a protest, and I don’t make angry calls to Congress. …


A moderate American’s plan for now through Dec. 8

I don’t typically go to protests. I’m an even-tempered, introverted writer with two small kids and not a lot of time. Wandering around in a big crowd, shouting at nobody—it’s not my thing.

When an alleged rapist and con man ascended to the White House, was I horrified? Yes. But…


What beauty gives you, and what it doesn’t

I started getting love letters in sixth grade. Boys would thrust damp, nervous tokens into my hands in the hallway: Savage Garden lyrics calligraphed onto construction paper, a Backstreet Boys CD covered in heart-shaped stickers, more than a few missives folded inside notebook paper origami. …


It’s not a mentor, a colleague, or an investor—it’s something else entirely.

In my early twenties, I founded an education nonprofit. I was proud of it; students enjoyed our programs, the ranks of volunteers steadily grew. The bank account stayed in the black (if by only a hair). …


It’s not the reason you think.

I’m particular about my bathing suits: long shorts, and shirts that cover the midriff and cleavage. You might find me poking through the men’s trunks at Target, or making special orders online when spring comes around.

A relative once complimented me on a swim shirt. “Thanks,” I said. “I love…


Don’t make the same mistake I did.

I work for a company that produces content for a very diverse audience—yet all 10 of the full-time writers (myself included) are white. It’s a problem; we make dumb cultural mistakes that we wouldn’t make if the team were more diverse. …

Addie Page

Professional writer, parent, educator. Unusual woman.

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