How a Trip to Disneyland Changed My Trans Family Forever

We thought we were being generous by giving my dad a week to live as a woman. But once we had that week together, we could never go back.

More Black Women Are Carrying Guns Than Ever Before. But Could I?

After we were both shaken by the killing of Philando Castile, I promised my father I'd learn to shoot.

In Most Schools, Gifted Students with Learning Disabilities Are Left Behind. Not Here.

Micaela Bracamonte was sick of seeing her sons struggle in settings that weren’t equipped for “twice exceptional” students. So she founded a school of her own.

Meet the 12-Year-Old Trailblazer Fighting for Equality in Kids’ Books

Marley Dias couldn't find enough children's stories featuring people who look like her, so she's working to change that—and getting famous in the process.

Why I Didn’t Call the Cops When I Saw a Teen With a Gun

How did we, as a nation, get to the point where calling 911 on a black kid brandishing a weapon can feel more dangerous than doing nothing?

Would Being Black for an Hour Change Your Perspective?

The women of Hyphen-Labs are using virtual reality to put other people in their shoes.

This Heavy Metal Band Is Hell-Bent on Saving an Endangered Language

As the Brazilian tribal language Tupi Guarani nears extinction, this hyper-aggressive group is raising awareness about the urgent need to save it – one power chord at a time.

For Decades, Shame Kept My Dad’s Schizophrenia Secret from our Pakistani Immigrant Community

Now my concern for the mental health of my children is making me finally face my family’s past.

A Rare Blood Disorder Could Wipe Out This Ancient Tribe

In a tiny jungle village in West Bengal, India, the Totos of Totopara hold tight to their traditional way of life. But can they survive without compromising their ideals?