Impostor

I am reading a beautifully written essay on the difficulties of relating childhood memories in English when you grew up speaking another language.  Some things just don’t translate.  In fact, one could argue that events experienced in one language can no more be translated into another than apple can be translated into banana.  Barney the Dinosaur notwithstanding, if you grew up speaking, breathing, existing in purple, how is one to render the experience int...more

First Afghan Female Cabdriver Blazes Trail for Other Women

Afghan women face discrimination on a daily basis, especially when it involves driving, but one woman is determined to change that.Sara Bahayi is one woman who has never been quiet about her opinions and she has made it her mission to challenge the patriarchal system that has ruled and continues to rule Afghanistan. At first glance, Bahayi may seem like any other Afghan women, except for her profession: driving a cab....more

I Want to See a World Free of Violence Against Women and Girls

Edith Chukwu, a 29-year-old Girl Guide and peer educator from Nigeria, is among a team of lead trainers in Zambia for a workshop to roll out a unique non-formal education curriculum to prevent violence. She shares her story, in her own words…...more
Absolutely powerful, my dear. I may not know you personally, but know that I am proud to know ...more

Sexual Assault, How Far We Haven't Come

April 22, 2015 · by One Salty Blonde...more

WW - Happy Earth Day

While the original Earth Day was founded by Christian peace activist John McConnell and put into action mostly by students around 1970, it's a natural fit for witchy types like myself....more

I Remember When It Wasn't Cool To Be African

I remember not talking about my heritage because I thought my parents being from Africa was weird. Didn't feel comfortable inviting others over because of the unique smells emitted from our apartment when my mother cooked. When others would ask where I come from I'd say "African" quietly. I was teased because of my name. I didn't look like the Hispanic girls that were predominant in my neighborhood and I felt bad because I thought something was "wrong" with me. Why couldn't I have long, silky hair like her? I would think to myself....more

Young Palestinians push for a gender-equal Constitution

Cross-posted from UN Women ...more