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Gender Normativity: A Toxic Backstep In Social Progression

In a time where fresh debate about gender resurfaces every day, more and more people are challenging the traditional gender roles of our society. Fresno’s Rocky Walker is one of … Continue reading

April 30, 2018 · Leave a comment

‘Bending Genders’ Art Gallery

In his most recent photo series, photographer Alister Oliver breaks pop culture gender stereotypes by mixing gender-nonconforming aspects in his photos. Oliver hires primarily transgender models to break traditional views … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

Understanding Singular ‘They’

Youth Radio’s Desmond Meagley explains why using someone’s preferred gender pronouns is important. In their experience, it all comes down to respecting other people’s identities. “If they value my trust, … Continue reading

January 12, 2018 · Leave a comment

The film industry and where I fit in as a young woman

An aspiring film director reflects on her introduction to the medium, her growing awareness of gender discrimination in the industry, and her determination not to let that stop her ambition. … Continue reading

September 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Your most awkward questions about they/them pronouns, answered

Asking to be addressed as “they” or “them” versus a gendered pronoun elicits the same questions over and over. A young person breaks down the most common questions and reactions … Continue reading

August 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

More women are choosing to code, but is Silicon Valley ready for them?

Women make up about half of the overall workforce in the United States, but they’re only about a quarter of the tech workforce. But driven by curiosity and talent, women … Continue reading

July 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

I want to break gender barriers, so I’m going into construction

Grace Vaughan Brekke plans to study construction management when she starts college in the fall. She’s well aware that it’s a male-dominated field but she’s undaunted by the challenges she … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Art in the collective voice

In just nine months, 18 young women from the City Heights community in San Diego built a body of photography and writings that explore identity and contemporary women’s issues. Called … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · Leave a comment

The end of the tampon tax in California?

California is one of 40 states where tampons aren’t considered a necessity, and thus are subject to sales tax. But just last week, the State Assembly approved a bill that will end … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

Looking for Madam President

Not everyone is impressed that there’s a real possibility of electing first female President of the United States, but some young women see it as a watershed that could define their own futures. “Electing a … Continue reading

June 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

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