comics

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

How baking shows changed my relationship with my daughter

Our cake-making days are all the more precious now

Learning that I’m a ‘highly sensitive person’ helped explain my struggles as a parent

I make my daughter feel safe and loved, even though I’m dying to be alone

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

I dared to go gray — and have felt both shame and pride

In the end, the awkward transition was worth it

7 ways to be kinder to yourself as you set your New Year’s resolutions

If made in a thoughtful way, resolutions can be a powerful tool

Our favorite comics of the year tackled mental health, menstruation and everything in between

A look back at the pieces that resonated with our readers