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

It was the news I’d been fearing since early 2020: I had tested positive for the coronavirus. Luckily, I live in a neighborhood with access to free, quick testing, and a supportive network of vaccinated friends and loved ones who replied to my panicked texts with “Are you okay?” Not only did I come away from this frightening experience with a huge appreciation of the vaccine (Moderna for the win), it also occurred to me that our society has gotten incredibly complacent about keeping our community healthy and safe.

I imagine a future in the United States where staying home from work because you feel ill is totally reasonable (and supported by your employer), and wearing a mask to keep others healthy is the norm and doesn’t mark you as a member of a particular political party. Vaccines work, but we have to help, too: I wasn’t pleased to go back into quarantine for 10 days, but the idea I might be getting someone ill was a much worse reality.

Latinas are still the lowest paid group in the U.S. Experts have tips for combating the inequity.

Oct. 21 marks Latina Equal Pay Day, the last Equal Pay Day of the year

I’m in my 20s. Here’s why I love watching shows about women in their 40s and 50s.

I want more shows that pull back the curtain on the mystery of adulthood

U.S. women are largely dissatisfied with how they’re treated. Most men don’t see a problem.

The Gallup poll also found that fewer Black women and Hispanic women were satisfied with women’s treatment compared to White women