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 12th-24th

The (Good) Word: Weeks Of September 12th-24th

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Earlier this month, I shared the very first installment of The (Good) Word with you – you can read more about why I started it here. In a nutshell? Just some good news that’s happening out in the world that makes me smile, plus maybe a reflection or two on a controversy that’s got people up in arms…a different, more positive, more empathetic perspective.

We’ve got lots of good WANT words from these past couple weeks, from cancer-fighting license plates and body-image cereal campaigns to Menstrual Barbie and periods in space. Enjoy!

The (Good) Word, Weeks Of September 12-24th

Live in California? Your license plate can now help early detection of breast cancer. All funds go to Every Woman Counts, which gives free clinical breast exams and mammograms to California’s underserved women. How rad is that? via

Hilary Clinton and the tweet that rocked big pharma’s price gauging. via Time, Twitter

Vanessa Williams finally got her apology from Miss America – and there was kindness all around. via The Cut

Melissa McCarthy is basically single-handedly doing away with the whole plus-sized vs. “non” plus-sized clothing separation with her new line. Because we should all be able to wear whatever styles we want. Just one more reason to love this woman. via Fast Company

Special K is changing its tactics – and its entire tune. Own it – boom! via YouTube

This new doll is teaching little girls about something important – her menstrual cycle. (I see a Call Your Girlfriend episode in the making here…) via HelloGiggles

Viola Davis! Viola Davis! Viola Davis! via The Guardian

What happens when you get your period in space? (Okay, so not news per se, but a fun little read…because what does happen up there?) via NPR


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