Elizabeth Wellington is the lifestyle columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer and Inquirer.com. She muses about all things fashion, lifestyle and pop-culture.

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From galvanizing the Black vote to fighting hair discrimination, this Temple grad’s mission is racial equity

“I helped another Black woman ascend to the second highest office in the land,” Asamoah said. “I was just so proud. The weight of the world was lifted off my shoulders.”

How to shop at Philly-area local businesses on Black Friday and Small Business Saturday

How do we support our local businesses safely this Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday? Here are some tips.

These activities will make you feel closer to fam during a virtual Thanksgiving

If you’re looking for ways to create a sense of togetherness while maintaining a healthy distance this Thanksgiving, look no further.

Use these prompts to talk to family this Thanksgiving during divided times

Carrying on a pleasant dinner conversation this Thanksgiving will be tough this year. Here are some prompts to keep your chit-chat authentic and light.

How to fix relationships the election has strained

Unless we want to sit alone in cranky self-righteousness, we must find a way to at least try to repair our relationships. Experts say it will take honesty, transparency and forgiveness.


We may want to talk about Kamala Harris’ style, but let’s resist the urge | Elizabeth Wellington

Harris’ practical approach to her wardrobe is evidence that our priorities have shifted. And yet: Harris' ascendancy to vice president is an affirmation of feminine power.

Our aspirations haven’t changed, but COVID-19 has made us redefine how we get there

“If you are still here, you still need to dream,” said Heather Coletti. “You need to have a reason to get up every morning. Basic survival doesn’t feed you."

How to support trans people in Philly, according to trans people

So what can you do to better support trans people in Philadelphia? We asked four trans activists what they want you to know about their experiences and what true support means to them.

What to do if you feel intimidated at the polls

Here are the answers to some frequently asked questions about your voter safety this year. We urge you to take this to the ballot as you exercise your right to vote

No, there’s no coronavirus grace period for expired Pa. car registrations

“Is it true that PennDOT is not giving out temporary license plates because of COVID-19 and do we have a grace period when it comes to getting our car registered?” a reader asked.