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.

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