Success Beyond Your 30s, Big Little Lies, and More: August Roundup

Success Beyond Your 30s, Big Little Lies, and More: August Roundup


I’ve been trying to find ways to use my voice to amplify others’ beyond simply a social media post – because not all of us are on social, and what’s more, social media moves so fast that it’s likely you’ll miss something.

And so this monthly roundup, combined with our new WANTcast strategy of replacing most of the sponsor spots with a do-good organization we want to highlight, is a way to do that. It’s a way to share other voices, opinions, and perspectives that can help you in some way, whether it’s questioning the status quo, opening your eyes to new viewpoints, introducing you to incredible visionaries, or becoming more proactive in your day to day life. (To get these delivered straight to your inbox, fill out the form below)



I don’t know about you (actually, I do, because you’ve told me!), but I lived most of life believing I needed to be a prodigy or wunderkind in order to truly make a lasting impact – or at least make anything remotely worthwhile. I even wrote about it when I turned 30. This article from Forbes about how female entrepreneurs actually get BETTER with age is so encouraging, to the past, present, and future versions of myself.

Fitness is a way to get us comfortable with the uncomfortable – and process our emotions. If you’ve watched Big Little Lies and noticed the running motif, you’ll love this analysis by Voxh/t to Natalia Petrzela for this one

I LOVE this article on the International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics blog about sports, the female form, Magan Rapinoe, and finding the joy in the bodies we have.

Legends interviewing legends! The luminous Ashley C. Ford interviews Missy Elliott in Marie Claire about her newest album, and it’s a masterpiece.

Bethany C. Meyers shares about their non-binary journey on Shape. This was one of my favorite personal essays of the summer. Bravo, Bethany.

Speaking of my favorites…I was STANDING UP AND CHEERING as I read this article by Shauna Harrison asking people to stop asking their fitness instructors for nutrition advice (and explaining why). 

Want a long but worthwhile read? This piece on “athleisure, barre, and kale” on The Guardian is it. It might make you feel some uncomfortable reactions, but it’s a think-piece that will, well, get you thinking about how we as women get “trapped at the intersection of capitalism and patriarchy,” and the makings of the “ideal woman” on social media – namely, Instagram.

I’ve been catching up on Red Table Talk – have you been watching? Jada Pinkett Smith sits down with her mother Adrienne Banfield-Norris and daughter Willow Smith, and together they discuss (many times with the help of guests) some of the toughest topics: infidelity, interracial adoption, porn, polyamory, motherhood, and so much more. This episode unpacking white privilege and prejudice is a MUST-watch.

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The (Good) Word: Weeks of September 25th-October 20th

The (Good) Word: Weeks of September 25th-October 20th

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Last month, I shared the very first installments of this series with you. And it’s been a while – but I’m back with the (good) word on The (Good) Word.

In a nutshell? A brief collection of some good news that’s happening out in the world that makes me smile…a different, more positive, more empathetic perspective on the world we live in, especially as it pertains to women.

Completely unintentional: most of the WANT words from these past few weeks are related to politics in some way. No, it’s not about taking sides or sparking debate on issues – but no matter what party we identify with (if any at all), we can all raise a glass and give a hug to these women making a change for the better.

The (Good) Word, Weeks Of Sept 25th-Oct 20th

No matter your political views, I think we can all agree that this moment of candidates supporting one another instead of tearing each other down (especially when handed the chance on a plate) is such a big huge YES. via Time

Maybe I’m overly sentimental, but I listened to Ellen K alongside Rick Dees on KIIS.FM almost every single day in the ’90s. Now, she’s made history as the very first woman to front her own morning drive-time radio show. I get emotional every time I think about it. Ellen, you’re an inspiration to us all! via TimeOut +

Michelle Obama’s newest platform? Making sure that students can get the info they need when it comes to getting a higher education – and inspiring them to do just that. via Better Make Room

This 24 year-old woman is about to set a new standard for Washington: she’s running for Congress, and if she wins, she’ll be the youngest to ever be elected and serve. via The Washington Post

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is doing a federal investigation of gender discrimination in Hollywood. Maybe we don’t have a solution or change yet, but this is a big step in the right direction. via The Los Angeles Times

Jennifer Lawrence. The Letter. via Lenny Letter

Heard some (good) news lately? Leave me a comment or tweet at me at @katiehorwitch to get it included in The (Good) Word.