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

My male partner has told me over and over, “I really don’t care whether you shave your legs or not.” I appreciate this, but I’ve known for years that I shave my legs not to be attractive to him but to avoid being judged by other women. I know that building confidence in my natural body will take time. It makes me feel bolder to remember that for thousands and thousands of years, women didn’t give a second thought to their leg hair (the way men continue to do today).

Still, the patriarchy wants me to be so ashamed of my natural body that I spend any amount of money and time and pain to pretend body hair doesn’t exist. I don’t want the patriarchy to win.

Hormonal birth control can be a struggle. Could this new gel be a ‘game changer’?

The gel protects against pregnancy for one hour and is applied right before intercourse

As an Asian American woman, I dismissed the racism I experienced. Now I know we must confront it together.

This year has forced me to look back on moments in my life that I have brushed off

I’m an extrovert. My mom’s an introvert. Here’s what self-quarantining with her taught me.

As I clamor back to post-vax life, I’m holding on to these lessons