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

When I used to ponder what “ladylike” looks like, I immediately conjured images of parasols, tiaras and china-cupped tea. But recently, competitors in a logging sports event reminded me of how mighty women can be. The experience expanded my conception of how “ladies” can set an impressive example for the next generation.

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