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

I’ve always felt young and loved growing older, but with society imposing false age milestones, I started to feel weird about aging. I just turned 35, and as youthful as I feel inside, our culture makes the actual number itself very daunting. While mass media fetishizes youth, I want to celebrate age and change.

Panel for Pepita's comic on ageism (Pepita Sándwich for The Washington Post)
Panel for Pepita's comic on ageism (Pepita Sándwich for The Washington Post)

Millennial women’s economic future looks grim. But this moment could still offer a ‘reset.’

They already faced a wealth gap, so the pandemic has been a ‘double whammy,’ experts say

What a nurse practitioner in New Jersey does in a workday

A 4 a.m. wake-up, patient rounds and football practice

The White House released a first-of-its-kind strategy to achieve gender equity. Here’s what experts say about it.

While it’s a crucial step, the strategy lacks clear implementation plans and measurable goals, experts said