Watching Personal Meet Political

I was there in the room last week when 25 of my students put down their phones and engaged in face-to-face dialogue with Roxane Gay.

NEWSFLASH: Trump Administration Will Reverse Progress for Trans Students

President Trump is poised to rescind key anti-discrimination protections for trans youth issued last year.

PHOTO ESSAY: These 13 Women Are the U.K.’s Next Generation of Engineers

A photo project asks why there aren’t more women in the STEM field through the experiences and backgrounds of 13 women.

5 Ways to Support Girls in the March Forward

Now is the time to join arm-in-arm with girls you know and love. Show girls—who’ll be taking over the reins soon enough—that they too can change the world.

It’s Time For Girl-Powered Solutions To Inequality

When adolescent girls are a topic of discussion, they are somehow still missing from the conversation. The solution to this problem is easy: girl-driven and girl-operated efforts to end inequality.

The Nearly Impossible Dream

Hard work and ambition are supposed to be the keys to escaping poverty, yet few poor black girls will ever achieve middle-class success.

How Catcalling Changed As I Lost 80 Pounds (And How It Didn’t)

I’ve been downright fat, flabbily average, curvy and 19-percent-body-fat fit. But one thing has never changed: men commenting on my body.

Q&A: Meet the Vinyl Club Resisting Patriarchy One Record at a Time

The Chulita Vinyl Club is a three-year-old multi-city collective centering women of color—and celebrating their culture as an act of resistance.

The Condom Campaign

For two years, Alba Alvarado Sandoval fought to bring safe sex to her Northern California high school—and she succeeded.

Suicide and Adolescent Girls

Meeting the needs of girls is critical to achieving a range of development outcomes, and we cannot meet girls’ needs if we neglect their mental health.