The Burden of Better is For: Working Women

The Burden of Better is For: Working Women

Whether you’re working at home, climbing a corporate ladder, clocking in and out of shifts or setting your own hours—we women work hard. If I’m honest, I’m probably more likely than most men I know to “overwork.” It’s hard for me to rest. There’s always something else...
The Burden of Better is For: Single Women

The Burden of Better is For: Single Women

Another bridesmaid dress. Another wedding in which I’d play a supporting role—when all I wanted was the lead. How many more bouquets did I need to catch to make it my turn? What was I doing wrong? Was I emitting an “I prefer to be single” code detected only by...
The Burden of Better is For: Recovering Dieters

The Burden of Better is For: Recovering Dieters

I confess: You’d be hard pressed to name a diet I haven’t tried. Eating for my blood type, by color, only carbs (it was the thing in the 90s!), no carbs (it’s the thing now)… You name it. I’ve done it. They always ended with me feeling hungry, maybe a little angry,...
The Burden of Better is For: Church Girls

The Burden of Better is For: Church Girls

Church girls: Have you ever found yourself falling into the trap of comparison, even at church, the place where you grew up learning not to envy? I’ve certainly caught myself more than once. Don’t worry. There’s no way she felt my gaze. I stood on the balcony,...