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

Freelancing can sound like a dream. Working from home, making your own hours and being your own boss sounds like the ideal job for anyone trying to make it on their own.

But it’s not all sitting in your underwear and drawing (though, that’s a lot of it). Working as a freelancer is a very real representation of feast and famine.

Some days you find yourself checking your bank account to see if you have enough to leave the house. That is, if you even have the time to leave the house.

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