Lucy Draper



What It's Like to Be a Foster Mom When You're Only 23

Eighty percent of foster carers in the UK are above 45. But for a small minority in their early 20s and 30s, taking a child into their homes has been the best decision of their lives.
Lucy Draper

Why the Death of an Indian Politician Is Sparking Fears of Mass Suicide

The former Tamil Nadu chief minister, Jayalalithaa, died on Monday. The actress turned politician is no stranger to controversy, and her death has been no exception.
Lucy Draper

Crime Scene Cleaners Describe How Dealing with Death Every Day Changes You

"You really have to concentrate and have sharp eyes because you don't want to leave a tiny bit of body fat wedged into the tarmac."
Lucy Draper

Life as a Member of India's Third Gender Is a Blessing and a Curse

We spoke to filmmaker Tabs Breese, who spent three years with the hijra community in India to learn more about why living as a member of the country's officially recognized third gender is a unique—and uniquely difficult—experience.
Lucy Draper

Nigeria's Instagram Agony Aunt Wants to Solve All Your Relationship Problems

Cheating boyfriend or husband? Sexted someone and lived to regret it? FatIboLady, a.k.a. Ziya'atulhaqq Usman Tahir, is here to help.
Lucy Draper

What It's Like to Teach Yoga in a Women's Prison

Being a male yoga teacher at Holloway Prison, the biggest all-female jail in the UK, can be more complicated than you think.
Lucy Draper

Meet the All-Women Peacekeeping Force of South Sudan

An ongoing civil war has claimed thousands of lives in Africa's youngest state, but the Women Peacekeeping Teams are paving the way for a route out of conflict.
Lucy Draper