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

The first time I tried virtual reality was so cathartic.

I avoided VR for a long time because of how silly people look while playing, but once I put on the headset I didn’t care what my body looked like.

Recognizing myself as just a consciousness and not feeling tethered to any anatomy was so freeing.

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