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The Privacy and Perception Issue
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
13 hours ago
The Privacy and Perception Issue
The Privacy and Perception Issue

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
13 hours ago
The Privacy and Perception Issue
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
14 hours ago
LGBTQ
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
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
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

The Queer Moms Chronicling Their Journeys to Parenthood on YouTube

The lesbian TTC ("trying to conceive") vlogging community offers a much-needed perspective on how queer people can start their own families.
Sophie Jackson
2.6.18
politics
politics

'Here, No Man Decides': Meet India's First Female Sharia Court Judges

In the country's Islamic courts, intimate family issues like divorce were usually decided by male clerics and judges—until a group of 15 women decided to take matters into their own hands.
Masuma Ahuja
1.3.18
Health
Health

When Your Child Has a Rare Medical Condition Doctors Can't Diagnose

Every year, around 6,000 children are born in the UK with complex genetic conditions that cannot be diagnosed. Two moms tell us what it's like to raise kids who suffer from a syndrome without a name (SWAN).
Natasha Wynarczyk
9.20.17
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

How LGBTQ Childbirth Classes Demolish the 'Perfect Mother' Stereotype

A Berlin-based midwife who cares for queer families explains why we desperately need to expand our definition of motherhood.
Barbara Kreuzpointner
7.10.17
family
family

Twinless Twins: The Unique, Heartbreaking Grief of Losing a Twin Sibling

The relationship between twins has been described as the "closest and most enduring of all human relationships.” So what happens when one unexpectedly passes away?
Natasha Wynarczyk
6.14.17
motherhood
motherhood

Young Moms in Indonesia Talk About Being Hyper Sexualized

We discussed what it's like to be called a "mamah muda" with young mothers to get their take on the phenomenon.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
6.2.17
uk
uk

My Parents Told Me I Was White—Until a DNA Test Uncovered the Truth

Now that I've found out about my real heritage, those closest to me are struggling to accept my blackness.
Georgina Lawton
5.22.17