Who’s the Man?

The gender issue seems like a tale as old as time, yet its presence is still grievously palpable. Luckily, there are men that are helping to eradicate such a reductive social paradigm. Take Arunachalam Muruganantham (AKA Menstrual Man), for example. He started a sanitary napkin revolution in a country where speaking of such “dirty things” […]

Once upon a time…

“Once upon a time…” These words spontaneously evoke our childhood. We listened attentively to these stories, sometimes even falling asleep quietly, that deeply shaped our perception of the world and our interpretation of social norms, affecting the way we imagined new worlds and adventures. Though in most societies the written tradition has the monopoly of […]

A Room to Read

International Literacy Day, celebrated on September 8, was first established by UNESCO in 1966. Forty-seven years later, the social issue of illiteracy still affects over 775 million people in the world. One in five adults has difficulty reading. This lack of a basic education prevents individuals, families, and communities from rising out of poverty. Room […]

Half the Sky

I remember an assignment I was given in junior high to write an essay about a social issue which I would like to see changed. My feminism must have budded early because I chose to write about equal pay for women. I remember going into the library and not finding much on the topic besides […]