The Curse of Celebrity Commiserations

What do Vanessa Hudgens, Chrissy Teigen, and Gal Gadot have in common? In the time of COVID-19, people have a pretty rough one all over the world. The global death toll has surpassed 4,600, the infection count 125,000. Cities big and small are in lockdown, and travel restrictions and bans wall everything off everywhere you…

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‘Glitch Techs’ Brings Nostalgic Video Game Adventures and Real-Life Diversity to Children’s Animation

Video games are one of our most beloved and popular forms of entertainment. Whether we're talking about educational games designed for preschoolers, kids obsessively filling out their Pokédexes, or employees spending their lunch break playing Candy Crush, video games have captivated the collective minds of society. Once viewed as nothing but a distraction for kids,…

Phenomenal Woman: Berta Cáceres

Berta Isabel Cáceres Flores was a renowned environmental activist and advocate for the protection of indigenous peoples’ land in Honduras. An outspoken supporter for the rights of women and the LGBTQ+ community, she is best known for the successful 10-year campaign she organized against the Agua Zarca Dam. Born into the Lenca people in La Esperanza, Honduras,…

Phenomenal Woman: Noor Inayat Khan

Noor Inayat Khan was born in 1914 in Moscow to an Indian father and an American mother. She was a direct descendant of Tipu Sultan, the 18th-century Muslim ruler of Mysore. The family moved to London and then to Paris, where Khan was educated and later wrote children's stories. In 1940, she escaped to England…

Phenomenal Woman: Argelia Laya

Argelia Mercedes Laya López was an Afro-Latina educator and activist who fought to eradicate gender, ethnic, and able-bodied discrimination in her country. Laya was born on 10 July 1926 in a cocoa hacienda in San José del Río Chico, to parents who instilled activism in her from a young age and encouraged her to protect…