Check Your Emotional Baggage Or Take Someone Else’s

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Emily’s Team Pick:

I’ve been feeling really crappy lately. Every time I turn around, something else is falling apart. Say, could you hold this for a minute?”

These are the words that greet you when you first check into Emotional Bag Check. I bet you’re thinking, “hey, that sounds nice. I would like someone to hold my emotional baggage for a while.” So go ahead and check in your bags, and someone, somewhere, will read your message and hand-pick a song to help you cope. Seriously.

Or that person could be you! Maybe you’re thinking, “man, I’ve totally been there. I have a few songs that might make someone feel better.” Because then you could be the person to take someone’s heavy load for a while and send a song their way. Do you see how this is working? It’s like that Stephen Dunn poem, Kindness:

Here, let me help you, then you me,
otherwise we’ll die.

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Emily Choo started as an intern with Autostraddle when she was 18 years old. She's now 10 years older and lives in Toronto with her partner and cat. The defining moment of her career was when Riese said this about her: " I think Emily Choo is a very bright, 'poetically inclined' girl who pays attention to everything and knows almost everything (the point of stuff, how to read, how beautiful things feel, how scary things feel, etc.) but doesn't believe/accept/realize yet that she knows almost everything." She still doesn't believe she knows anything, so, thank you, Riese, for that.

Emily has written 100 articles for us.


  1. I saw this a couple days ago, and thought it was an amazing concept! The *only* thing I didn’t get about it was the “song search” part…then again I didn’t have any songs on mind at that moment to try and research.

    I’ve got it in my bookmarks to check once in a while. :D

  2. Auditory Karmic Exchange = BRILLIANT = One Song Mix-Tape

    So jealous I didn’t come up with this, but also SO THANKFUL it exists. Fun and purposeful. It’s like post secret, with music instead of art. LOVE.

    • I… am suddenly concerned that some of my song choices might offend people, even though I don’t mean them to. What comforts me might not comfort them! Oh dear.

  3. trying to carry someone’s baggage- i know it asked me if i was ready and i said yes but ahh this is tough!!

  4. Really love the concept and the site. I have picked up baggage and left baggage. Last couple of times i checked there was no baggage.

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