The Strength and Power of Iranian Girls and Women

On September 13th, 2022, twenty-two-year-old Mahsa Amini was arrested in Tehran by the Guidance Patrol, Iran’s morality police, for supposedly violating the country’s strict laws requiring women to cover their hair. Hours after being detained, Mahsa Amini...

OK to not always be OK

Well, here I am again, not knowing what to write for a Staff Rant. So many things swirling in my brain, but trying to grab just one of them is as fruitless as trying to grab a wisp of a cloud. They just flit away, mocking me intensely. If you’re thinking this...

Everything old is new again

In 2010 I emigrated to England from the US. Though I’d lived there for most of 2009, and as an MA student a few years prior, this was permanent. I wasn’t a tourist, student, or testing a relationship. With 2 checked bags at max weight and as many carry-ons...

Reading Has No (Age) Limits

Hillary in the YA section of her local library. When I was in sixth grade, my teacher told me during independent reading time that the book I was reading was too easy for me, and I should choose something else. Sure, I was capable of reading a more difficult book, but...

Remember the Boys

Tiffany discusses how empowering boys, and shedding toxic masculinity, is key to empowering girls, reflecting on a recent journey in her own life.

Rant: The Untold Stories

Story is one of the fundamental ways we as humans connect with and relate to one another. Across time, countries, and people groups, it’s the one language we collectively speak. It is also one of the main ways we as humans connect with ourselves to better make...

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