Global Health

All of the Red Balloons

This story originally appeared in Kate Rademacher’s collaborative blog series on the topic of Risky Love: Without giving it too much thought, I signed up to spend spring break my...

Covid19 – Rome, March 8th 2020

When thinking if we could do something for other women today , March 8th 2020, I realized I could tell what’s about COVID19 this new dangerous flu emergency in my country. I am...

Shit Matters !?.

For 20 years, a toilet managed my life. A kidney disorder- diagnosed at the age of two- led to constraints in mobility and concerns of locating a safe, clean public toilet. This failure of...

Rewriting the Script

Trigger warning: Please be aware that this story includes a graphic description of childhood FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). This was one chilly afternoon in the month of November in the...

“Bringing Life to These Issues”

VIDEO: Jama Jack, of Think Young Women in the Gambia, talks with Elisa Gambino, One Production Place, about the power of survivors’ stories in efforts to end female genital mutilation and...

Her Only option

She stood there in their family cattle kraal looking closely at the seemingly dry manure piled on a dirty plastic. She searched through the waste, looking for that “perfect” dry...