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

It frustrates me when people come to conclusions about me without knowing who I am.

People often interact with me like they have preconceived notions of who I am.

It comes with the territory of being a woman, of being Asian American and of being a service worker. They confidently assume that I’m a quiet and introverted girl after knowing me for three hours, when my closer friends know that I like to tease others and never shut up about topics I’m passionate about. Or they ignore my presence, as though I’m invisible.

The older I get, the more distinctly aware I am of this treatment.

I have always struggled with dark circles under my eyes. Here’s what I didn’t realize.

I learned a lot when I looked into the ideas behind certain beauty products

I was scared to try the menstrual cup. But it changed everything.

Here are four reasons I prefer it to tampons and pads

I’ve long feared being labeled an ‘angry black woman.’ Now, I’m learning to be true to my emotions.

In my life, the slightest indication of anger was fraught with punishment