You don’t know what it’s like to…

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 to work in the veterinary field. We are underappreciated, yet we are the team that takes care of your fur-babies. Being constantly told that we only do this for the money, even though we are very much underpaid. We do...
You don't know what it's like to to experience the pain of losing the love of your life. February 4th, 2021 was the worst day ever. My s/o passed away. The worst part is, we got into an argument 2 weeks prior over something that didn't...
You don't know what it's like to wake up one morning go to school and have all your teachers tell you you can come to school. You don't know what it's like to wake up one morning just to find out your governor won't let you...
You don't know what it's like to be a black person. You don't know what it's like to hated for just being alive by people that don't look like you. It starts the minute you walk out the comfort of your house.The looks you get when...
You don't know what it's like to look in the mirror, and not recognize the face that stares back at you. She's not me. She looks dead. A form of it, anyway. I don't believe in outer beauty, yet I would go as far...
You don't know what it's like to be me. I don't know what its like to be you. I do know that I have a story to tell, one about overcoming repeated trauma and its awful snowball effect. A positive story of finding my life's purpose...
You don't know what it's like to live with an alcoholic. Every day I come home to a different person. I was raised in an alcoholic home. My father was an alcoholic. My grandmother died of cirrhosis. My two sons had drinking issues. I am surrounded...
You don't know what it's like to be biracial. Growing up I never really payed attention to color. I came from a blended family, so I never really thought about it. I assumed this is how all families were. As I got older people would ask...