In light of women’s history month, it’s important to recognize and reflect on the successes of powerful young women. Indeed, much can be learned from how young female activists are using their voices to change the world.
The teen victims of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting quickly coalesced into a movement: They used the hashtag #NeverAgain to share their experiences on Twitter and made their message clear to mainstream media, too.
17-year-old Najem, who resides in a suburban area in southwestern Syria that surrounds the city of Damascus, has been documenting the Syrian Civil War through his Twitter account since December 7, 2017. The teen posts photos, videos, and messages that capture what it’s like to be one of the many children and teenagers forced to fight to survive in the middle of the war.
Finally, audiences — many for the first time ever — get to see a complex black superhero supported by a majority black cast, who thrive in positions of royalty and power based on their society’s technological advancement, in an Afrocentric environment.
The fight against injustice will always be long and often discouraging. The only way to persist is to choose a cause you feel that your life—and the lives of others—depends on, one you can speak to from (for lack of a better, less cheesy phrase) the heart.
Many educational institutions in Tunisia — especially those in rural areas, where people are generally more conservative and traditional — separate girls and boys from each other within the same class so that female students won’t mix with the male students.
Formula One racing recently announced it would end decades of ceremonial tradition by abolishing “grid girls” — young “promotional models” who introduce the races and are sprayed with champagne by the winning driver.