In 1997 I was 18 years old and had just moved to Mexico City. Although I had moved away from Zacatecas to study at the university, I also had the desire to fully embrace my sexuality and live as a gay man with dignity. One night when I was feeling alone, far away from the family and friends I’d...Read more
In 1997 I was 18 years old and had just moved to Mexico City. Although I had moved away from Zacatecas to study at the university, I also had the desire to fully embrace my sexuality and live as a gay man with dignity. One night when I was feeling alone, far away from the family and friends I’d...Read more
Inspiring a love of reading, writing, and journalism is a difficult task for any 10th grade English teacher, but it's especially difficult for a woman who—at 5 feet tall—is smaller than most of her students. I don't think I fully understood at the time what Barbara Owens was up against. Ms. Owens...Read more
My grandmother, Brígida Concepción Ortega Fleitas, was known to me as Lela. Her 11 children—8 girls and 3 boys—were all born in her home in Arroyos y Esteros, Paraguay. Her first child, María Herminia, who we called Aunt Herminia, passed away when she was just 20 years old. At the time of Minina's...Read more
My grandmother, Brígida Concepción Ortega Fleitas, was known to me as Lela. Her 11 children—8 girls and 3 boys—were all born in her home in Arroyos y Esteros, Paraguay. Her first child, María Herminia, who we called Aunt Herminia, passed away when she was just 20 years old. At the time of Minina's...Read more
So many people want to do something good with their time and talent, but often can’t find a way to make it happen. Mamen Saura is not one of them — she has made it her life’s work to use her skills as a professional photographer to give voice to the stories of some of the world's most vulnerable...Read more
I think I peaked pretty early in my career as far as bosses go. I am convinced that Doortje Braeken, the Senior Advisor on Adolescents at IPPF’s Central Office in London, is one of the most dedicated, passionate, and committed women working in the sexual and reproductive health and rights sector...Read more
I think I peaked pretty early in my career as far as bosses go. I am convinced that Doortje Braeken, the Senior Advisor on Adolescents at IPPF’s Central Office in London, is one of the most dedicated, passionate, and committed women working in the sexual and reproductive health and rights sector...Read more
In 2007, I worked for six months as a volunteer in a slum in Ngong, Kenya. The organization I worked with, Living Positive, in is located in the Rift Valley. It seeks to improve the health and economic status of impoverished women who are living with HIV/AIDS. One of the women in the program was a...Read more
In 2007, I worked for six months as a volunteer in a slum in Ngong, Kenya. The organization I worked with, Living Positive, in is located in the Rift Valley. It seeks to improve the health and economic status of impoverished women who are living with HIV/AIDS. One of the women in the program was a...Read more