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PROFILES
PROFILES

Caitlyn Jenner's Quest for Acceptance

In 2015, Caitlyn Jenner ignited a conversation around the trans community—but her politics and outspokenness have cost her their support. Now she opens up about her mistakes, her family, and her journey to become a better person.
Diana Tourjée
4 days ago
representation
representation

Janelle Monáe Is a Powerful Force for Pansexual Representation

In an interview with Rolling Stone, Janelle Monae wants others who are struggling to be their unique selves to know that she sees and supports them.
Linda Yang
4.26.18
Film
Film

Bella Thorne Is Trying to Be Herself

Bella Thorne has spent basically her entire life in the public eye, beholden to an image someone else created for her. Now she's trying to define herself on her own (admittedly contradictory) terms.
Broadly Staff
4.11.18
mental health
mental health

Mariah Carey Opens Up About Being Bipolar, Helping to Fight a Dangerous Stigma

"It sends a great message that says, ‘Wow, not only can I persevere and be resilient, but also it’s OK for me to talk about it. I don’t have to hide anymore.'"
Kimberly Lawson
4.11.18
Womens History Month
Womens History Month

Traveling the Country with My Queer, Feminist Roadshow Family

"As soon as I stepped onstage at my first Sister Spit show, I felt my spirit open up to receive the sea of queer faces smiling, nodding, snapping their fingers."
Juliana Delgado Lopera
3.8.18
Oscars
Oscars

Daniela Vega Makes History as First Trans Presenter at the Oscars

She also starred in "A Fantastic Woman," which won the Oscar for best foreign language film tonight.
Leila Ettachfini
3.5.18
Women Making History
Women Making History

31 Women Making History by Creating a Better Future

For every day in March, we're highlighting one woman who saw a problem in the world and decided to do something about it.
Broadly Staff
3.1.18
Film
Film

Why Seeing Yourself Represented on Screen Is So Important

"Black Panther" has been hailed as a model success story for depicting diversity on screen. According to past research, the representation of minority groups in mass media has a powerful educational impact on audiences.
Kimberly Lawson
2.20.18
style
style

The Native-Owned Vintage Shop Celebrating 'Fats and Femmes'

Seattle’s Indian Summer boutique boasts a curated market of plus-size clothing and seeks to create a positive community space for all body types.
Coco Romack
2.16.18
LGBT
LGBT

Parents Battle for Custody to Stop Trans Son from Receiving Hormone Therapy

The 17-year-old, who currently lives with his grandparents, was told by medical professionals that he should start hormone therapy as soon as possible as part of his treatment for gender dysphoria.
Kimberly Lawson
2.13.18
Broad Strokes
Broad Strokes

Making Art as Immigrant Black Women in America

Precious Okoyomon and Phoebe Collings-James sit down to discuss their work, locating a sense of home, and how male bees are useless.
Gabby Bess
2.12.18
LGBTQ
LGBTQ

Queer Girls Are 95 Percent More Likely to Be Punished at School Than Straight Girls, Study Finds

A new study examines the differences in school discipline for queer and straight students. While the study is not representative of the entire US population, it gives some new insight into the educational experience of queer girls today.
Kimberly Lawson
2.7.18