Fighting for Black Girlhood

A new study reveals that among a slew of other biases, American adults think black girls are less innocent and less in need of protection than white girls.

Listening to Learn: Becoming Allies with Muslim Women

75 community members greeted each other and quietly took their seats as Muslim women were given microphones. For two hours of uninterrupted time, the speakers shared about their lives, their faith, the challenges they face and ways everyone in the room could be allies.

The UN is Finally Taking on Cultural Appropriation

Indigenous advocates have been calling for a ban on the cultural appropriation of their cultures for years—and now the United Nations is finally taking note.

Afghan Women March On

“It’s just the fear so far, and hopefully nothing will happen. But that’s the thing: You don’t want to live in fear.”

Queer Women in Montenegro Tell Their Stories

“To be safe, we need to stay secluded. But I decided to try to live differently. There’s no air in the closet.”

White Women Can’t Get Away in Get Out

There is no way “out.” We can’t get away from ourselves.

Giving Voice to Trans and Non-Binary Survivors of Sexual Violence

As a trans survivor of sexual and emotional abuse, Lexie Bean has spent a lot of time trying to make sense of their own body.

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.

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.

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