Reaching for the Stars: a teenage girl from Iran dreams of becoming an astronomer

Reaching for the Stars: a teenage girl from Iran dreams of becoming an astronomer

Angela Watercutter – Wired.Co.UK – Wednesday, 29 January 2014 (originally published on 24 Jan) Reaching for the Stars is an earnest and inspiring documentary about a teenage Iranian girl who dreams of being an astronomer. It’s been getting a lot of attention since its recent debut at the ongoing Sundance Film Festival, but for anyone not […]

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Transgender Woman Finds Acceptance In South Korea

Michel Martin – NPR – Tuesday, 11 December 2012 When Andy Marra came out as a transgendered woman, she got lots of support from her adoptive American parents. She wanted to move forward with hormones or surgery, but not until she found her birth family in South Korea. She shared that journey in an essay […]

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Can we re-gender empowerment and equality of the sexes?

Johannah Reimer – WNN SOAPBOX (WNN) Kerala, INDIA: In the past two decades feminist advocacy and international development goals, policies, and funding have focused exclusively on women and girls as the best path towards sustainable development. Yet through this development focus, men’s perspectives and needs have been entirely evaded causing a rift in gender perception […]

Women Leaders: Africa’s Available Yet Underutilized Resource

Women Leaders: Africa’s Available Yet Underutilized Resource

Susan Enuogbope Majekodunmi –  The WIP – Friday, 30 September 2011(originally published 06 Aug) My maternal grandfather’s mantra was, “Educate a woman, and you feed and educate her family.” He educated his daughters when Nigerian fathers rarely did. My grandfather was also very interested in my education and often questioned me about it. It is […]

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

Homeless Women – Criminals of Poverty?

WNN Radio     “Houseless does not mean homeless,” says Puerto Rican American activist, Tiny (Lisa Gray-Garcia). Tiny is poverty activist and scholar who has lived on the streets and is working today to empower people everywhere who live without a home. She is a poet, educator, organizer, and media genius who publishes and distributes […]