Poet/Sociologist/Educator/Tweeter Eve Ewing talks about poetry, Afrofuturism, hip hop, and social media.
Militants from Boko Haram kidnapped 14-year-old Zara John and married her to a commander. Nigeria's army rescued her, but the teen still longs to be reunited with her extremist husband.
Artist Maia Weinstock creates series of Lego minifigures based on trailblazing women like Justice Ruth Ginsberg and Temple Grandin.
The concept of child marriage is a completely foreign idea in the United States. Yet in many parts of the world, including South Asia and Africa, it’s as common as the idea of marriage itself. In countries such as, Niger, Chad and the Central African Republic, for example, more than two-thirds of girls were married off before their 18th birthday in 2007. That’s according to the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW).
Afghanistan has a tradition of raising young girls as boys, in order to afford them more rights and the family more opportunities. And it works — though it's not always easy.