Hey, Carol, and all you folks liking personal stories, head on over to my page, because that's about 75% of what I write. Indeed, I have zero interest in the articles you are talking about but that Medium's guardians at the curation gates seem to think we all want.
Even when I write political stuff I often draw it down to personal impact. For me, writing here is a couple of steps up from my journalling. In fact, I often take what would be journal entries and reorganize, tighten, and make them professional quality articles. Well, "professional" in my own interpretation of "professional"--given my 50+ years of writing as an adult and all my education, I think I come pretty close to the standard on that.
But in the 3+ years I've been writing on Medium, not a single one of my articles has been curated.
I think you'll find the kind of writing you want to read, but you can't depend on Medium's curators to put it in front of you.
Indeed, there are many terrific writers here turning out what you are looking for, but the curators apparently just skip right past them.
We need to join forces with our compatriots!