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Culture

Natalia Dyer Is Not Active on Social Media but Knows You're Watching Her

The "Stranger Things" actress opens up about social media, her new film, "Mountain Rest," and the thrill of working with women.
Nadja Sayej
3 days ago
Gifts

8 Gifts for Nieces and Nephews If You're Competing to Be the 'Cool Aunt'

We know—there really is no contest. But these gifts will prove that once and for all!
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
11.27.18
Pregnancy

Women in Labor Are Being Turned Away From UK Hospitals

I narrowly avoided giving birth in my car after midwives said I wasn't ready to be admitted. I'm not the only mom this has happened to, either.
Carly Lewis-Oduntan
11.8.18
family

Healthy Relationships Have Boundaries. Here's How to Set Them

I know, it's the worst.
Leila Ettachfini
9.19.18
Islam

Eid al-Adha Made Me a Vegetarian, But I Learned to Love It Anyway

Growing up, the holiday, in which Muslims slaughter a lamb to commemorate Ibrahim's sacrifice, traumatized me. I've since come to appreciate Eid al-Adha for showing me the reality of where meat comes from and the value of togetherness.
Leila Ettachfini
8.21.18
Mamma Mia!

'Mamma Mia!' Is a Poignant Celebration of Dads

The 2008 hit "Mamma Mia" shatters expectations of the nuclear family and teaches us there is no singular way to practice unconditional love.
Noa Azulai
7.19.18
Essays on Religious Exemptions

We Were Rejected From Adopting Foster Children Because We Are Gay

There are roughly 13,000 kids in foster care in our home state of Michigan, but child-placing agencies are legally allowed to discriminate against LGBTQ applicants—and more states have recently passed similar faith-based laws.
Kristy and Dana Dumont
6.26.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

Searching for Traces of My Late Father Online

My father was murdered years before the Internet existed as we know it. But I still search for traces of him there.
Gabrielle Birkner
6.18.18
Internet

As My Family Tried to Arrange My Marriage, I Was Secretly Swiping on Tinder

My parents, unaware that I already had a dating profile of my own, signed me up for an online matchmaking service—similar, in a sense, to Tinder, but with far different expectations.
Mithila Phadke
6.18.18
The Privacy and Perception Issue

For Women Who Wear Hijab, Finstas Can Be a Space to Let Loose Online

By the time private accounts with curated followers became mainstream, they were old news to me. I knew many women who wore hijabs who would set their Instagram profiles to private, write “WOMEN ONLY” in their bios, and post pictures with their hair down.
Najma Sharif
6.18.18
LGBTQ

The Joys and Trials of Getting Pregnant as a Masculine-Identifying Person

The documentary "A Womb Of Their Own" follows the joys and trials of getting pregnant as a masculine-identifying person. Director Cyn Lubow talks to Broadly about trans parenthood and their film.
Dominique Sisley
3.21.18
Essays

Dealing with Everyday Racism as a Black Mom with a White-Passing Son

"I see people flinch with surprise as I nurse my son in public, and I wonder whether they think I’m a hired wet nurse."
Ndéla Faye
3.14.18
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