#1028: How do I talk about my military service in leftist spaces?

Dear Captain Awkward, When I was seventeen, in order to escape an emotionally and physically abusive mother, I joined the Air Force. However, about six months into a four year contract, I realized that my priorities (and my politics) had shifted, and that I could no longer justify to myself being in the military as … Continue reading #1028: How do I talk about my military service in leftist spaces?

#651 How do I tell people what I “do” if I’m not employed?

When I meet people for the first time (for example, at a party) often the first thing they ask is "What do you do?" (meaning, what paid work do you do.) I have very severe health problems that prevent me from working, but that's a very painful, personal subject, and I really don't want to … Continue reading #651 How do I tell people what I “do” if I’m not employed?