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For teens battling eating disorders or self-harming, online support groups can actually be digital danger zones. “Make s...
08/25/2016
Glorifying a Disorder or Just Sharing? Teens Find Both Online

For teens battling eating disorders or self-harming, online support groups can actually be digital danger zones. “Make sure that what you’re looking at is actually healthy,” says one teen. “And if you can’t decide, the best thing you can do is stay away.”

For teens battling eating disorders or self-harming, online support groups can actually be digital danger zones. “Make sure that what you’re looking at is actually healthy,” says one teen. “And if you can’t decide, the best thing you can do is stay away.

Care economists are trying to change how people in the U.S. think about caring services for everyone; children, elderly,...
08/25/2016
Is the U.S. Ready to Start Caring About the Crisis in Caretaking?

Care economists are trying to change how people in the U.S. think about caring services for everyone; children, elderly, people with disabilities, people with medical problems. But is the country ready for such a holistic approach to national budgeting?

Care economists are trying to change how people in the U.S. think about caring services for everyone; children, elderly, people with disabilities, people with medical problems. But is the country ready for such a holistic approach to national budgeting?

"I take my right to vote seriously. People went to jail and many more risked their lives and limbs for me to enjoy this ...
08/18/2016
First Timer: Why I Must Vote As a U.S. Citizen

"I take my right to vote seriously. People went to jail and many more risked their lives and limbs for me to enjoy this right. I need to vote because the election is not just about the presidential candidates."

I take my right to vote seriously. People went to jail and many more risked their lives and limbs for me to enjoy this right. I need to vote, and not just for the presidential candidates, but every single row on my ballot.

As a bisexual teen with cerebral palsy, Megan Fry had a hard time fitting in until she joined her school’s Gay Straight ...
08/17/2016
Teen with Cerebral Palsy Finds Acceptance in LGBTQ+ Community

As a bisexual teen with cerebral palsy, Megan Fry had a hard time fitting in until she joined her school’s Gay Straight Alliance. This story is part of Teen Voices’ Girl Fuse series, featuring stories by and about girls with disabilities.

As a bisexual teen with cerebral palsy, Megan Fry had a hard time fitting in until she joined her school’s Gay Straight Alliance. This story is part of Teen Voices’ Girl Fuse series, featuring stories by and about girls with disabilities.

“There’s too much of the old mainstream view of all autistics as kids or savants, not enough of us as just weird people ...
08/17/2016
Autistic Girls of Color Missing from Media Narrative

“There’s too much of the old mainstream view of all autistics as kids or savants, not enough of us as just weird people doing a variety of things. Autistic representation is pretty lacking right now,” says one autistic teen who is Asian American.

“There’s too much of the old mainstream view of all autistics as kids or savants, not enough of us as just weird people doing a variety of things,” says one college student. “Autistic representation is pretty lacking right now.”

“In order to get people to work with me while being a leader at the same time,” said one Model United Nations teen, “I a...
08/16/2016
For Some Girls in a Top Model UN Club, the Sexism Is All Too Real

“In order to get people to work with me while being a leader at the same time,” said one Model United Nations teen, “I always had to find that balance between being really confident, as well as being more submissive and quiet. If I wasn’t careful, people would easily label me as bossy, and once that spread around the committee, delegates would tell me that no one wanted to work with me.”

One girl on this nationally elite team says the dominating behavior that guys use to get ahead didn’t seem socially acceptable for her. “I always had to find that balance between being really confident, as well as being more submissive and quiet.”

"60 percent of the young women interviewed see themselves as the main catalyst for change. What they desire most is pers...
08/12/2016
Self-Awareness, Voice Key for Female Empowerment, Study Finds

"60 percent of the young women interviewed see themselves as the main catalyst for change. What they desire most is personal development that will lead to more control over their lives."

A 2016 report by For Girls Global Leadership found girls feel their voices are an important tool to combat issues like gender-based violence and discrimination. Speaking freely incites self-awareness to create change for empowerment, according to the survey.

Sorting out your weekend plans? Here are some new movies opening that you don't want to miss!
08/12/2016
Movie Reviews: Don’t Miss Meryl Streep as ‘Florence Foster Jenkins’

Sorting out your weekend plans? Here are some new movies opening that you don't want to miss!

And the list of strong documentaries opening this week includes Molly Bernstein’s “An Art That Nature Makes: The Work of Rosamond Purcell.” Go see it; you’ll never look at a garage sale the same way again.

"Nearly 7 percent of black teenage girls will attempt suicide before they turn 17, compared to 4 percent of black teens ...
08/11/2016
Lack of Parental Support Compounds Depression in Some Girls of Color

"Nearly 7 percent of black teenage girls will attempt suicide before they turn 17, compared to 4 percent of black teens overall."

Many teens of color internalize racism as trauma, which can turn into depression. And with parents who expect them to “get over it,” they are less likely to receive care.

"Sex education in school is supposed to be compulsory in India, but 'sex' is not usually considered an acceptable word i...
08/11/2016
No Matter What It’s Called, These Indian Teens Want Sex Ed

"Sex education in school is supposed to be compulsory in India, but 'sex' is not usually considered an acceptable word in polite conversations. It is considered vulgar. So, few teachers volunteer to talk about this subject."

In a country where censors omit kissing scenes in movies, young people have a tough time getting information. My friend Rashi, 18, who got married last month, confesses that as a “good girl,” she knew nothing about sex before marriage.

"Girls and women everywhere are a critical pathway to change. That is my conviction. But they need more resources. And w...
08/09/2016
‘My Passion, My Philanthropy:’ Lauren Embrey on Giving Bold and ‘Now’

"Girls and women everywhere are a critical pathway to change. That is my conviction. But they need more resources. And when I say resources I mean all resources: human, capital and knowledge."

Helping to drive social change opened up Lauren Embrey's world in ways she never imagined. And now here we are, finally, with a woman as the presidential nominee of a major party. The first in our series, “My Passion, My Philanthropy.”

"Marie Colette Newman, a 50-year-old transgender woman from northern Paris, told Women’s eNews she faces discrimination ...
08/08/2016
France Mulls Process for Changing Gender Identification

"Marie Colette Newman, a 50-year-old transgender woman from northern Paris, told Women’s eNews she faces discrimination every day. 'I face insults and constant taunts,' she said in an interview last month during the gay pride parade here. 'I want trans people to live quietly. I want people to leave us alone.'"

The legislation under review eases the process of changing gender identification, but critics say it falls short of recommendations by the Council of Europe, an advisory body to the European Union.

This week's femme-centric movie reviews are in! Here's what to skip and what to watch this weekend.
08/05/2016
Movie Reviews: Best to Skip Big Buzz ‘Suicide Squad’

This week's femme-centric movie reviews are in! Here's what to skip and what to watch this weekend.

Harley Quinn, play by Margot Robbie, is the main reason to see this anticipated blockbuster. A better bet opening this week is

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