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

Before they’re well into their senior years, very few women choose to go gray. But I did. I’ve always felt beauty comes naturally, so why should I hide who I am? This stance felt commendable — until it was embarrassing. Still, in the end, the awkward transition was worth it.

Teaching in the pandemic is tough. But after a whole year, there are important takeaways.

I run high-school art classes online and in person

I used to feel ashamed crying in public. Now I embrace it every time.

In 2020, I started keeping my ‘crying diaries’

I used to laugh off anti-Asian jokes. Now, I will stick up for myself every time.

It’s been too easy to downplay racism in the past