For too long America has failed to acknowledge the outrageous and seemingly intractable rates of poor maternal health and deaths of mothers in childbirth. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of any industrialized country in the world. … Continue reading
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“This part of me is different…and what if it changes the way they see me…?” This Buzzfeed video looks into the complicated natures involved with coming out to immigrant parents in the U.S.
Habla Men will enlighten audiences on what it means to be Latino in the United States through the perspective of a diverse group of Latinx role models whose personal stories are told straight into the camera. This is one part of … Continue reading
“There is no need to love your body with trepidation…You say I don’t know I am beautiful, but what if I did?” Watch an aw inspiring poem about beauty, self-validation, and confidence. Check out more awesome BuzzFeedYellow videos! http://bit.ly/YTbuzzfeedyellow
What does it mean to be feminine? When it comes to gender identity, the boundaries we draw have real consequences. Alok Vaid-Menon, one half of the trans South Asian artist duo Darkmatter, explains why everyone has a stake in challenging … Continue reading
WARNING: Contains graphic images Repost from the New York Times. This video offers brief insight into the widespread domestic abuse women face in Papua New Guinea.
Gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and inter-sex Africans seek asylum and refuge in South Africa, where the Constitution promises equal rights. Tolerance and acceptance, however, does not come easily. Find out how gay rights activism has helped challenge and overcome xenophobia … Continue reading
Forty years ago, the Barnard Center for Research on Women began its mission of using research and knowledge to advance feminist scholarship and long-term partnerships with activist groups. Inspired by the new women’s movement, BCRW became part of an historic … Continue reading
Charlet touches down in Kingston, Jamaica and gains an audience with Elephant Man, aka The Energy God, to find out why the dancehall girls cause the local men so many problems. She then explores the illegal and dangerous skin bleaching … Continue reading
February 4, 2013 marked Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday. Historian Jeanne Theoharis, author of The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks, looks at Rosa Parks’ life in this video.
Professor Dayo F. Gore discusses her work, Radicalism at the Crossroads, which offers a sustained and in-depth analysis of the political thought and activism of black women radicals during the Cold War period and adds a new dimension to our … Continue reading
In a time when LGBT families are debated and attacked in the media, courts and Congress, from school houses to state houses across the country, five young people who are children of LGBT parents give you a chance to walk … Continue reading
Al Jazeera English investigates the American debate about abortion.
Repost from NPR . “More than 70 countries have laws on the books criminalizing homosexuality…These laws raise the likelihood of a tide of LGBT immigrants seeking asylum in the United States. But advocates say there is no smooth path for … Continue reading
Repost from PBS. Watch the full film, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, here.