Jennifer Lopez and Shakira’s Superbowl performance: there was *intense* hip work, there was pole-dancing, and there was a whole lot of politics. The performers (both moms over 40!) made some not-so-subtle
references to a wide range of issues from child detention centers to Trump’s travel ban on Muslim populations.
Trans actors challenge outmoded ideas of masculinity. Historically, trans male representation in film and television has remained all but nonexistent; but now, there’s a new group of rising stars
Memorial honours the 440 Turkish women
who were murdered in domestic violence by mounting 440 pairs of shoes to the facade of a building on a busy street in Istanbul.
While working for the Seattle Police Department, Melba Mitchell-Ayco wanted a way to give back to the city’s youth and close the gap for underserved communities. She founded Northwest Tap Connection, a dance studio
in Seattle dedicated to teaching students about issues of race and social justice, all the while dancing at a high level.
Afghanistan's all-girl skateboarding school
becomes the subject of an Oscar-nominated documentary: American filmmaker Carol Dysinger talks about her Academy Award-nominated documentary short about girls learning to skateboard in Kabul.
Also in Oscar Awards news: A doctor who ran an underground hospital
hopes her academy award will expose atrocities she witnessed during the Syrian civil war. In “The Cave”, the young doctor and her staff were filmed for more than two years as they treated as many as 5,000 patients a month in a makeshift hospital dug deep into the earth during the Syrian civil war.
Chandro Tomar, the 84-year-old grandmother who inspires young girls to take up sharpshooting
, her favourite sport.
What one writer learned about beauty by interviewing women who'd been prisoners of the Soviet gulag
: “talking to these women, I realized that human beings are capable of great fortitude, and I also realized that there is no situation, no matter how awful, that we cannot survive.”
Applications are now open for the award-winning Women Deliver Young Leaders Program
which connects passionate young advocates with the platforms, people, and resources to amplify their influence on a larger scale. Since its inception, the program has worked with 700 young advocates from 138 countries who are on the front lines of initiatives to advance gender equality and the health and rights of girls and women.
She had her head in the clouds, and made history for it: How Joanne Simpson’s blue-sky thinking helped meteorologists better understand the climate
Brain food: There is great inspiration and humility in harmonising the rhythm of your decisions to the natural world.