Maxie McCoy

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Big opinions on being called ‘needy’

Why the f*ck do we call women ‘needy’? I get so fired up when I hear someone describe a person that way. Partially, because for so long I’ve feared being described as needy in the same way I feared being called fat. Women get described as needy because the world wants women to take up as little space as possible:...
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But seriously…Why not you?

Do you ever do this super weird thing whenever you start to dream…of a better future…of a more hopeful ending…of possibilities that could be real for your life….Which is to cut your dreaming off and immediately follow the idea with BUT…. But someone is already doing it better.But I don’t have what it takes.But people would judge me.But I don’t...
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Does it all feel irrelevant now?

Is my work totally irrelevant? I contemplated all of this and then some while still in bed. It was noon on a Friday. So there’s that. I was taking a “mental health day” a few months ago and decided to scroll through my camera roll from the last few years. This was an attempt to finish a spreadsheet that documented...
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Ways to show up for Black friends right now

A few days ago, I watched my friend and mentor Latham Thomas challenge her white community over Instagram live to show up in real life for our Black friends – not just in blacked out email newsletters and instagram squares, but in our daily actions. I’ve been sitting with her thoughts, her urges to action, and her wisdom this week (please follow her work, it’s...
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Overwhelmed by this all? 14 Questions to Help

Bad days happen. Stressed days happen. Shitty days happen. Numb days happen. Just fine days happen. And some good ones occasionally, too. But the feeling I’m hearing the most from what we’re all facing – no matter what the individual situation looks like – is completely, utterly, overwhelmed. Overwhelmed because there’s too much happening too quickly. Too much changing. Because...
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