Girl Activists: Sarah Parker Remond

too often, Black girlhood centers around their struggles and tragedies – rather than their achievements. This month, we’re highlighting Black girls whose stories are – instead – filled with the more positive side of empowerment.

Honoring Nellie Bly

100 years after Nellie Bly’s death, we investigate how her activism and writing began in her girlhood.

Marching for Climate: Xiye Bastida

Born in 2002 in Atlacomulco, Mexico, Xiye Bastida experienced climate change early in life. From the ages of 10 to 13, Xiye lived through an extreme drought, followed by, in 2015, extreme flooding in her hometown of San Pedro Tultepec. Shortly after the floods,...

Education in Africa: Victoria Ibiwoye

Photo courtesy University of Wisconsin-Madison In 2013, then 19-year-old Victoria Ibiwoye founded the OneAfricanChild Foundation for Creative Learning.  OneAfricanChild is a youth-led NGO that addresses education inequality through experiential workshops focusing...

Sophie Cruz and Migrants’ Rights

Sophie Cruz speaks onstage at the Women’s March on Washington (Getty) Sophie Cruz is one of the youngest activists in the world. Her parents are undocumented migrants from Mexico, living in the USA, and at the age of five Sophie decided to do something...

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