A cheeky, practical guide to recognizing housing discrimination

Unfortunately, not all discrimination is overt, and seeming innocuous questions about your faith, marital status, or even pets (to name a few) have been used as grounds for discrimination. Familiarizing yourself with your rental rights and what to look out for.

Although the federally mandated Fair Housing Act provides comprehensive framework curbing housing and rental discrimination, every renter should be aware of these five signs your rental application is discriminatory…

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The unexpected essentials for moving into your first apartment

Most of that is my experience as a young (and broke) kid, freshly moved out of my parents place (with generally only the clothes on my back, and a couple of books I had brought with me). So I'm going to list a few "essentials" (some of them may seem weird) for the first few weeks. You will probably need these asap, and everything else can come afterwards…

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Little Bear the Bearded Lady's tiny, pink, restorative studio in Seattle

I was thrown out of my old home after a lover grew tired of me and couch surfed for the next six months, healing from deep trauma and depression. Gaining this home meant gaining my independence. What I found was that pink became my healing color — seeing it made me feel happy, cozy, warm, and safe. So I created this tiny, pink, femme home to foster my recovery…