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.

Teaching in the pandemic is tough. But after a whole year, there are important takeaways.

I run high-school art classes online and in person

I used to feel ashamed crying in public. Now I embrace it every time.

In 2020, I started keeping my ‘crying diaries’

I used to laugh off anti-Asian jokes. Now, I will stick up for myself every time.

It’s been too easy to downplay racism in the past