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THINX Underwear Reduces Stigma about Menstruation

The word “menstruation” evokes various sentiments depending on who’s doing the talking and who’s doing the listening. For most women, the menstrual cycle consists of back pains, cramps and all-encompassing uncomfortability. Products ranging from tampons to pads try to alleviate the stress & pain that women go through to survive this monthly ordeal. Interestingly, the variety of... read more

Afghan Girl Pursues Art Despite Death Threats From Taliban

For most children, making art is a hobby or part of playtime, but for a 6 year-old Afghan girl, it’s become a path to freedom, even when faced with death threats. For Shah Bibi Tarakhail, art was not something she was exposed to until she lost her right eye and most of her right arm after mistakenly picking up a grenade in her village in Afghanistan. That horrific tragedy might have been enough to... read more

A (Social) Circus Troupe Unlike Any Other

When you think of the circus, most people would think of Barnum & Bailey or Cirque du Soleil. Circus acts are usually comprised of acrobats, clowns, animals and death-defying acts. Most people go to the circus to be wowed and entertained, but what if a circus gave back to the performers as well as the audience? In Ethiopia, Circus Debre Berhan is known as a “social” circus troupe. The acts... read more

Thinking of the 200+ Nigerian Girls on Mother’s Day

This Mother’s Day, millions of families will be celebrating their mothers and I will not be exempt from it. As mothers are lauded on this day for all that they do selflessly, every hour of every day, I think of the 200+ Nigerian girls who are still missing. Since hearing of their kidnapping about two weeks ago, I have followed their story via Twitter and various publications. My initial reaction was... read more

Safety of Women Riding Mass Transit

Do you consider yourself safe when you ride mass transit? A recent article indicates how women’s safety in public transit may have more to do with financial access than the the hour a person waits for a ride home. The article states that women who have easy access to finances are more inclined to take cabs late at night, while women who have less access are limited with their options. The limitations... read more

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