📖 READ: Paulina Porizkova dared to look her age, but Salma Hayek is everyone’s favorite swimwear influencer. Keisha Lance Bottoms in her own words. The power of reclaiming my Asian name. Our new shero is this 47-year-old skateboarding mom. 61 books by women of color to read in 2022. Kaitlyn Greenidge on what marriage asks us to give up.
👀 LOOK: When you’re done with today’s Wordle, here’s a fun vocabulary quiz. The original Slinky commercial. The new (solar-powered!) LL Cool J statue in Queens. ESPRIT has reissued some classics, but $78 for a t-shirt? GTFO. Cats and retro design, together on Instagram.
🤣 LOL: Let's Settle This, in which the internet decides important things like “is cereal soup?” A New Zealand distillery has been selling a lot of f*cking gin (the labels, OMG), while Coca-Cola wants to spike our Fresca. Reasons I have smiled but not “to look prettier.”
Now: Black Market With Michael K. Williams Season 2 (Vice TV), The Kings of Napa for “bordeaux, betrayal, and Black excellence” (OWN), and Ava DuVernay’s Naomi, about a comic book-loving teenager pursuing her hidden destiny (The CW).
Wednesday: The new season of Cheer. (Netflix)
Monday: Betty White's 100th birthday party is still happening. (Theaters)
STORY: Embarking on My Own Year of Yes
By Taiia Smart-Young
“There was a single rule to my Year of Yes. It was this: if there was free time on my calendar, then I’d say yes to an invitation and worry about the details later. Oh, and the request had to be legal. I was completely unwilling to see if orange really is the new black.”
TUENIGHT 10: Allison Gary
Allison is a professional blogger, freelance writer, and the person behind Wardrobe Oxygen, a site and community offering real-life style for grown-ass women. “I carry fewer fucks with me from day to day,” she says. “But at 46, I do keep finding some hidden in the back of my closet. I’m working on paring down my collection.”
Looking for a frank, funny, smart podcast for women over 40? Check out Everything is Fine, with Kim France and Jennifer Romolini, wherever you get your podcasts.
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