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International Women's Day
Authoritarian Governments Are Rolling Back Women's Rights. These Women Are Turkey's...
8 Mar 2019
JoAni Johnson, The 67-Year-Old Model Defying Every Fashion Stereotype
28 Feb 2019
Let Me Tell You About My Friend Maria Butina — Who Might Be A Russian Spy
15 Feb 2019
It Started With A Shooting At Their School. But They Know It'...
"I thought I was going to die. As I lay there, I begged God to please make it fast," Aalayah Eastmond, a 17-year-old senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas
Hair Checks, Jiggle Tests, & Gaslighting — Is Pro Cheerleading Wo...
Before Nicole’s* first practice as a rookie NHL pro cheerleader, she was issued a photo of Gabrielle Union from 2010 and told that it would be her look
Losing Everything In A Fire Made Me Realise How Little 'Stuf...
It takes less than five minutes for a tiny spark to grow into a roaring fire and engulf an entire home. I know this because years ago it happened to mine
Work & Money
What If Women Had Designed The World?
You know how the song goes: This is a man’s world. The adage is especially true in the physical world we inhabit daily. “The world has been designed
Women, Music & Power: 10 Artists, 10 Songs That Changed Everything
The music industry, more than any other aspect of the entertainment industry, remains male-controlled, and seemingly impervious to a significant reckoning
Courtney E. Smith
The World Isn’t Ready For Adesuwa
Although the Age of the supermodel may be long gone, it’s still possible for a model to break through (and maybe drop her last name). But she has to be
Parkland Sparked A Movement — But Will It Get Young Americans To ...
It was National School Walkout Day on March 14, and Sayer Kirk stood on the front steps of Walter Williams High School in Burlington, North Carolina, to
'When They Go Low, We Go Hard': How Black Women Are Sei...
It’s a humid, late August evening, and more than three dozen residents, community leaders, and activists are milling about inside the Stonehouse
Ashley Alese Edwards
Work & Money
How Crochet Became More Than A Craft
Kehiana London aged out of the foster care system at 21, and she was on her own in New York City. In her chaotic world, she found a calm sense of
Why I Have A Difficult Relationship With Black History Month
Don’t you think it’s strange that in the era of pro-wokeness, a time when "diversity" is the world’s favourite buzzword, conversations about race
Books & Art
Rebecca Traister Says Women Have Every Right To Be Angry — And St...
It’s been one year since the New York Times and New Yorker investigation into the sexual misdeeds of Harvey Weinstein unleashed the #MeToo movement and
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