Mythological Girls: The Queen of Sheba

The Queen of Sheba appears in many holy texts, including the Jewish and Christian Bibles, the Islamic Qu’rān, and the Ethiopian Kebra Nagast. Despite having no ancient inscriptions dedicated to her, it may be that her myth is rooted in truth. The Sabaean...

Think Global: The Journey Begins

As I wait in Gaborone, Botswana for the new school year to begin, I face the same doubts and fears that anyone does before their first day at a new high school. The only difference is I’m also worried about whether or not I’m going to get eaten by a lion...

Less than a micromini: Cache-sexe Zulu

  What if you could tell your gender age and marital status just from your clothes? Well, in most cultures, you can. What we wear tells the rest of our communities what our exact place is within it. In much of sub-Saharan Africa, modesty norms are very different...

HeForShe Global Head speaks in Seneca Falls

The keynote speaker for Seneca Falls’ Convention Days was Elizabeth Nyamayaro, the Global Head of the HeForShe initiative. Nyamayaro is also the senior advisor to the Under Secretary-General and the Executive Director for UN Women. In addition to her speech on July...

Mythological Girls: Yemaja

Yemaja, also known as Yemoja, depending on the traditions of the local area, is the deity of the Yoruban people found in Nigeria, Benin and Togo. The Yoruba people are one of the three largest ethnic groups in Nigeria and as of the beginning of the 21st century, were...

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