Outlicious Essays — depression

Behind The Smile

Behind The Smile

THE CONTRADICTORY WORLD OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS

It’s 10 pm. You just finished a 14 hour day of work. Arriving at an airport hotel room in a city you never expected to be in that day, you slide your key card into the door and enter the room, luggage in tow. It looks and smells like countless corporate hotel rooms you have been in. Impersonal. Anonymous. The door slams behind you. You take a few steps in the door to the bed and...


My Cat Saved My Life

My Cat Saved My Life



I used to hate cats. Seriously. Everything about them seemed like an inconvenience. From the smelly litter boxes, fur everywhere and just overall poor attitude; I didn’t understand why anyone would want one. Their razor blade-covered feet and predator-like instincts made them seem like an injury waiting to happen.

In 2014, I relocated to New York City for my job. It comes as no shock I’m sure, but it is very difficult to find decent housing there. Although most of my...