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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 hours ago
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
4 days ago
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
Teens Explain
Teens Explain

Why Today's Teens Are More Likely Than Ever to Be Gender Nonconforming

"We finally have the tools to describe ourselves in our own way.”
Linda Yang
2.5.18
LGBT
LGBT

Gay Conversion Therapy Is Still Legal in 41 States

According to a new report, tens of thousands of teens will undergo the discredited practice before turning 18.
Kimberly Lawson
1.25.18
Art
Art

2017's Breakout Artists Brought Marginalized Identity to the Fore

Working with in a vast array of mediums—including hundreds of FBI files and 200 gallons of urine—these artists emphasized that the personal is political.
Sarah Burke
12.21.17
Identity
Identity

27 Percent of California Teens Are Gender Nonconforming

A new study of California youth found that more than one in four teens say their classmates view them as resisting dominant forms of gender expression.
Kimberly Lawson
12.14.17
Sex
Sex

Future 'Digisexuals' Will Face Discrimination for Fucking Robots, Professors Warn

Broadly spoke with the two authors of a new report on "digisexualities" about how technology can impact sexual identity—and why individuals with technologically-based sexual identities may face prejudice in the future.
Kimberly Lawson
11.28.17
RACISM
RACISM

Doxxing White Supremacists Is Making Them Terrified

“It’s hard to get a job, hard to make a living, hard to have a normal social life when all your friends and family know you believe in ethnic cleansing.”
Steven Blum
8.15.17
Fashion
Fashion

How Young Asian Makeup Artists Are Challenging Beauty Industry Norms

"The mark of progress is to have makeup people and makeup products that want to accentuate Asian features—not make Asian women look white."
Samantha Lui
10.7.16