Discussion of news topics with a point of view, including narratives by individuals regarding their own experiences

Throughout my life, I’ve been teased by other women for using pads instead of tampons. But I’ve since learned that using pads is fairly common for women. Alternative period products are gaining traction, but it’ll be a long and slow change.

I’m plus-sized and Asian. Some days, I feel pressure to look different — but I know my body doesn’t have to fit the mold.

Any time I want a pick-me-up, I look to body-positive women for inspiration

This year, I’m no longer trying to be a ‘new me’ — I want to be happy with who I am

A desire to change needs to come out of a place of love for yourself, not self-loathing

I can’t fix the global waste problem, but here are small steps I am taking to be more sustainable

Individual efforts may seem trivial, but don’t get discouraged