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What do people not understand about you? Explore stories told by people across America about what it's like to be them.  

You don't know what it's like tohave severe mental illness that causes you to question everyone around you. You don't know what it's like to hear, “I hate you” when they're screaming, “I love you!”

You don't know what it's like toraise two Neurodivergent children in a society that isn't prepared for minds like theirs, while being one of those individuals yourself. The world doesn't know what to do with us anymore than we know how to navigate it. Thing is...

You don't know what it's like to be retired engineers and decide to write a creative non-fiction historical novel about our families as museum fundraisers...nary a creative writing class between us...but we did! To carry forward the vision of my husband of 52 years, I must...

You don't know what it's like to be afraid of losing someone you love again...I'm 15 and my dad passed away when I was 9, my dad was a police man so he worked a lot in different places, so I only got to see him...

You don't know what it's like tolose someone special to you. I lost someone special to me almost 6 years ago and it has been the hardest 6 years of my life. I never realized how he impacted my life until he was gone. This person...

You don't know what it's like tolive in fear. Everybody is different, yet the same. We all need the same things to survive. Yet, I am afraid to go to school, because of gun violence. I am afraid to go home, because of violence. When I...

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You don't know what it's like tolive in a family like ours that seemingly was so normal to onlookers, not knowing that the disease of addiction provided the framework for who we are as a family today. Three generations of alcholism and drug addiction which robbed...

You don't know what it's like tobe queer and autistic in America. Growing up, I struggled to find anyone who was like me because the main image of autism is always male-oriented and stereotypical, even as we enter a new decade. There's still the mindset that...

You don't know what it's like tostruggle in a world ruled by eye contact, social cues, hidden meanings, inconsistencies and unwritten rules. Those with autism are forced to not only tackle these challenges, but also struggle with what is going on inside their own minds.Every time...

You don't know what it's like tohave your dad leave you as a baby to go to another country. Just so you'd have a place to sleep when you reunite one day. You have no idea what the journey you went on for that reunion was...