PS’s Best Features of 2023
It’s been quite an eventful year. Through the ups and downs of 2023, here at PS, we published hundreds of stories that charted history-making moments, critical issues affecting our readers today, and emerging trends in pop culture, lifestyle, wellness, and more. We covered a variety of topics, ranging from the return to teenhood and the queer history of hip-hop to the stigma around periods in sports and trans folks finding community during a record year for anti-trans legislation.
For what would’ve been the 50th anniversary of Roe v. Wade in late January, we published a collection of stories marking the past, present, and future of abortion access in America. During Pride Month in June, we highlighted trans and nonbinary voices and their moments of gender euphoria and joy. In September, we celebrated Latine Heritage Month by spotlighting Latinas who have made the decision to prioritize their mental, physical, and spiritual health instead of the ever-present hustle culture. These are just a few examples of ways our editors, writers, and contributors have brought attention to important issues and tackled complexities not often talked about.
To commemorate the end of the year, we’ve gathered an essential reading list of PS’s best stories from 2023. From insightful personal essays to thoughtfully reported features, these stories represent some of our favorite works from the past 12 months. Take a look back below.