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'When They Go Low, We Go Hard': How Black Women Are Seizing This Political...
Ashley Alese Edwards
16 Oct 2018
Why I Have A Difficult Relationship With Black History Month
10 Oct 2018
Books & Art
Rebecca Traister Says Women Have Every Right To Be Angry — And Stay Angry
3 Oct 2018
What's Really Happening To Women In Venezuela Right Now
Venezuela is currently in turmoil. The South American country has been in economic crisis since an oil price crash in 2015, which has led to severe food
Ana Vanessa Herrero
A Unique Look Inside The Bedrooms Of Young People Around The World
Bedrooms are windows into people's personalities. They're the place where you start and end each day. They're a haven of self-expression — especially
Meghan De Maria
The Home Babies:
Ireland's Dark Secret Brought To L...
On a sunny in Friday in May, we in Ireland voted to Repeal the 8th Amendment to the Constitution (effectively improving reproductive rights and abortion
Work & Money
Billionaires — They’re Not Just Like Us (At Least On Instagram)
Quick question: How come rich people are so boring? For people who have so much access to spending money, it is almost magical how little imagination
"At This Point We Are In Despair": One Woman's Quest To Brin...
For Diana and her family, the loss of her brother to a cult was slow, steady, and certain. Sometime in 2016, Alex, then 34, began a series of expensive
Why I'm Dreading This Week's Sunny Weather
Last week I woke up and there were small splatters of dried blood on my sheets, the tip of my third finger on my left hand was raw and there was dried
How Ramadan Teaches Us To Give, Forgive, Accept & Let Go
One of the BBC's 100 Women, Sherin Khankan is a sociologist, lecturer and author of Women Are the Future of Islam. She is also an imam at the Mariam
Food & Drinks
The Pain & Privilege Of Travelling With Anthony Bourdain
Anthony Bourdain was a chef, a writer, a TV host, and a celebrity. He taught people that brunch was a scam, that putting pen to paper is as much a noble
I’ve Written About Cultural Appropriation For 10 Years. Here’s Wh...
Despite how fervently and ubiquitously the topic is discussed, no one actually likes to discuss cultural appropriation. Those on the receiving end of
Let's Be Real: Asian And Black Artists Aren't "Celebrat...
In our new series #NotYourTokenAsian, R29's Asian & Pacific Islander staffers take on the pop products, stereotypes, and culture wars that surround Asian
Andrew R. Chow
Miss USA Is Trying To Reinvent Itself Post-Trump — But Is It Work...
This story was originally published May 23, 2017. If you tuned into the Miss USA competition last weekend, you might have noticed some big changes. For
Food & Drinks
Why Are We All Drinking Almond Milk Again?
In 1999, Hannah Spinrad was a pre-teen figure skater whose favourite pastime was ripping Got Milk? advertisements from the magazines in her Dad’s
Inside The Fake News Campaign To Smear Russia's Biggest Fash...
Fashion influencer Cinthia of CinthiaSpoon was busy during New York Fashion Week this February when she first saw an email with a mysterious subject line
The Perils Of Having Sex When You Live With Your Parents
The housing crisis has left a record number of young adults stuck living in the family home. According to official figures, a quarter of people aged
"I Sent A Flirty Text To A Co-Worker": Women Who Sleepwalk Tell U...
There’s that moment when you’ve just woken up and your dream felt so real that you briefly wonder if (or wish) it actually happened. The majority of
How Hayley Kiyoko Became Pop Music's "Lesbian Jesus"
The Come Up is Refinery29’s new series featuring rising female artists who are as badass and inspiring as their music is. Check out our first
Michelle Obama Talks To R29 About The Power of Girls' Education
You don’t need us here at Refinery29 to remind you that this past year has been simultaneously challenging and revolutionary for women. Between the
These Women Make A Big Difference In Very Little Time & So Can You
Ever have those days when you feel totally useless? No? Oh! Okay. Um…me neither. What about when you’re super busy at work or at home, do you suddenly
How Gugu Mbatha-Raw Is Shattering Hollywood’s Glass Ceilings
In Hollywood, black female actresses have been typecast since the beginning. There’s the sassy sidekick, the around-the-way girl, and of course, the
Work & Money
Confessions Of A...Flight Attendant
There’s more to being a flight attendant than you realise. Extensive training on everything from self-defence to first aid and evacuations is
We Used To Be Punks: 4 Women On What Made Them Rebel
Punk’s not dead, despite the movement’s brevity and the fact that in the UK it originally involved just a handful of people between the King's Road
Industry Insiders Tell Refinery29 What It Will
The beginning of 2018 highlighted yet another area of the entertainment industry that's suffering from some vast gender inequality: music. While the
Why Do Female Physicians Keep Dying By Suicide At This US Hospital?
It was an early Friday evening, and two dozen doctors were standing outside a 33-story residential building across the street from the hospital where they
Ashley Alese Edwards
Women Are Sexist Too, Even You
Ask yourself a serious question: Are you, without meaning to be, sometimes biased against other women? That is the starting point for feminist Mary Ann
The Hunt For Female Agency In The #MeToo Era
I never posted a #MeToo story, and I’ve spent months trying to understand why. It isn’t that I couldn’t think of anything worth mentioning or that
Hollywood Wants Gun Control — For Everyone But Them
Matt Damon wants gun control. In fact, he'd like to see the weapons all but eliminated. In July 2016, Damon was on a press junket when told reporter Sarah
How Astrology Is Soothing Millennial Women’s Souls
“I’m not saying you’re a serial killer, but if it weren’t for the fact that your sun exactly trines your moon, maybe you would be,” Angel
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