While we’ve come a long way since Billie Jean King defeated Bobby Riggs in a “battle of the sexes” tennis match in 1973, female athletes continue to face challenges in the male-dominated world of sports. One of them is an increased risk of mental health issues. Forty-eight per cent of US collegiate female athletes reported symptoms of depression or anxiety this year, according to advocacy group Voice in Sport. Six Asian women athletes spoke to Post Magazine about the challenges of staying mentally healthy at the top of their game. Their underlying message was clear: in women’s sport, “it’s OK to not be OK”. Meanwhile, in sport, as in life, women face undue scrutiny of their physical appearance and dress. Sports hijabs that merge technology with tradition are proving to be a gamechanger for Muslim competitors. For us lesser mortals simply trying to stay fit, Jane Fonda’s 1980s aerobics workout is back on trend , with research showing it boosts both mind and body. Has sport helped you beat the pandemic blues? Tell us on our Facebook page . The Lunar team Stories worth sharing Vice-president Kamala Harris? Her uncle thinks so As we were working on this week’s newsletter, the US election was still too close to call. However, Harris’ uncle in India is pretty confident of her chances of becoming America’s first female vice-president . Mother’s love carries China’s ‘folded man’ For two decades, Li Hua relied on his mother to survive the autoimmune disease that left his upper body completely bent over. Now, a life-changing surgery has given them fresh hope. Military marriages with a difference Taiwan’s army holds a mass wedding every year. This time, two lesbian couples created history by tying the knot at the event. Jacinda Ardern walks the talk on diversity New Zealand’s prime minister unveiled what she called an “incredibly diverse” cabinet on Monday that includes the country’s first indigenous female foreign minister and first openly gay deputy prime minister. Second-hand shop makes bridal dreams come true A store in the southern Indian state of Kerala is giving women from poor families the chance to walk down the aisle in designer garb . The woman behind the initiative says the radiant happiness of those who benefited is her reward. From running cutting-edge global companies to speaking out against sexism and stereotypes, women in Asia are making their voices heard around the world. Here at Lunar, we want to provide a platform to elevate and celebrate these voices, while exploring issues that affect women everywhere. Each week, we’ll bring you a curated selection of news, interviews and features about women, by women and for women. Sign up now!