The (Web) Edit

Our must read stories from across the web this week.
Author:
Publish date:
Wangechi Mutu, Forbidden Fruit Picker © 2015 via Oprah

Wangechi Mutu, Forbidden Fruit Picker © 2015 via Oprah

Why do so many moms feel bad about themselves?: “But what's lost in the cacophony of anxiety is the other thing every mom wants: to enjoy the beauty of motherhood.” (TIME)

The new midlife crisis: “Maybe the reason Generation X is having such a particularly hard time is that we had such high hopes for ourselves. We were going to do better, be better than our parents and grandparents.” (Oprah)

On finding a voice: “Listening to your voice is a challenge in its own right, but owning whatever it’s telling you is another matter entirely, especially if it means turning up the volume and putting yourself out there in a way that feels unfamiliar.” (Man Repeller)

Hillary Clinton on for better or worse: “There were stretches of time in which my husband’s job was unquestionably more important than mine, and he still didn’t play that card. I have never felt like anything but an equal.” (The Ma Books)

The movement of #metoo: “For a long time, most women defined their own sexual harassment and assault in this way: as something unspoken, something private, something to be ashamed of acknowledging. Silence, although understandable, has its cost.” (The Atlantic)

The intimacy of breastfeeding, good, bad and indifferent, captured through the eyes of photographer spouse. “These [images] are ambivalent moments of strength and fusional fullness, but also of difficult moments that can sometimes be harsh and tiring.” (It's Nice That)

Related

Julianne067

A Year of Possibilities: Simple Practices for Creating Healthy Habits in 2019

Our minds are always abuzz at the beginning of a new year, excited by the prospect of improving our lives and achieving our goals. But sometimes the overwhelming nature of a New Year's resolution can cause us to lose steam. This year, we're trying a different approach by tackling mini-resolution's 30 days at a time to form better habits and set ourselves up for prolonged success.

Wellness

January Tarotscopes

January tarot card readings hold a particular significance and help inform how our Zodiac signs will enter the new year. Read about each card your sun, moon and rising sign pulled this month and allow the message to inform you while you re-enter your routine, get back into the swing of things and even realize your New Year's resolution.

116th Congress

Meet the 116th US Congress

The women of the 116th US Congress have come a long way. We're overjoyed and excited for their journey ahead, but we are equally interested to hear about their roots. Read the origin stories of 5 inspirational women we can't wait to see on Capitol Hill.

Julianne071

Single Women and Their Spaces: Julianne Johnson

In our latest installment of the Single Women and Their Spaces series, we tour the home of artist and designer, Julianne Johnson. It seems every corner of this house is designed with intension to optimize space, not only for living, but also for dreaming.