by Karina Mirochnik | Oct 30, 2018 | Issue 6 Spotlights, Spotlights
Girls in Uganda often miss school when they are menstruating – the average is one to three days per month. Like Pauline, many feel ashamed due to the stigma attached to periods in Uganda – menstruating girls are often perceived as “unclean” and are even believed to have the power to stop crops from growing.
by Karina Mirochnik | Feb 26, 2018 | Issue 6 Spotlights
“Amanda Gorman set the world on fire with her incredible performance on Inauguration Day. And then a few weeks later the Duke and Duchess visited our Get Lit poetry class,” says Get Lit founder Diane Lane.
by Karina Mirochnik | Nov 6, 2017 | Issue 6 Spotlights, Spotlights
“I now live in two worlds. One is not better than the other. They’re just different. Don’t ask me to choose, but do give me the space to live fully in both,” says Anna Msowoya Keys, founder of Maloto.
by Karina Mirochnik | Aug 18, 2017 | Issue 6 Spotlights
Through her powerful photography, Sharon Attia explores ways in which collaborative culture – and boxing – can empower women and girls in male-dominated spaces.
by Karina Mirochnik | Mar 13, 2017 | Issue 6 Spotlights, Male dominated field, United States
Female plastic surgeons help disadvantaged women suffering from disfiguring conditions caused by domestic violence, war and accidents.
by Karina Mirochnik | Feb 12, 2017 | Issue 6 Spotlights, Malawi, Spotlights
In Malawi, a sanitary pad can determine if a girl stays in school, if a woman keeps her job or if she manages to grow enough food to feed herself and her family.