Hello Short List readers! I'm Nicole, and I'm excited to share some of this week's best stories from the USA TODAY newsroom.
Our newsroom has been abuzz with the announcement of the 2023 USA TODAY Women of the Year honorees. This series, a continuation of our 2020 Women of the Century project, marks a massive annual undertaking by our newsroom to select, interview and lift up 50 national honorees and 50 awardees per state. From Michelle Obama to Emmy-winning Abbott Elementary star Sheryl Lee Ralph, this year's list includes change-makers who are driven by the desire to make an impact.
Meet the USA TODAY Women of the Year honorees in every state, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico.
USA TODAY honored the US woman's national soccer team for their fight for equal pay.
'You are good enough': Advice USA TODAY's Women of the Year would give their younger selves.
Now for some other must-read picks from USA TODAY this week:
What is the meaning of 'woke'? The uptick on excoriating "woke " ideology has increased in recent years as Americans across the nation battle over diversity, inclusion and equity efforts in the workforce, public schools and in legislation. USA TODAY's Mabinty Quarshie writes about what a word that was once a rallying cry for Black Americans now means for the GOP.
After 52 years, a father and daughter found each other. USA TODAY opinion contributor Nguyen Phan Que Mai recalls the stories of Amerasians born during the Vietnam War from relationships between American soldiers and Vietnamese women.
A guide to all the buzzwords around narcissism. People throw around the term loosely to describe those who are self-absorbed, entitled and manipulative – from overbearing parents to destructive exes. But narcissism is a complex phenomenon that is often misunderstood, writes wellness reporter Jenna Ryu.
See more must-reads below. Have a restful weekend and we'll be back next week!
This article originally appeared on USA TODAY: 'You are good enough'