The Power and Privilege Issue

11.5.18

How Sexual Harassment at My First College Job Shaped How I Expected to Be Treated

A former classmate messaged me about a job for a new tropical ice cream company that needed bilingual “sample girls.” It seemed easy, and I’d be getting $9 an hour. What followed was hell.

11.2.18

How Jordan’s First LGBTQ Online Magazine Began

After being outed and bullied for being gay, Khalid Abdel-Hadi decided to change the conversation about LGBTQ people in the Arab world.

11.2.18

Age of Revolution

How young activists are making change online and off.

11.1.18

How a Young Cameroonian Sparked a Revolt Against Migrant Exploitation in Italy

At 26, Yvan Sagnet organized the “Nardò uprising,” a two-month strike held by migrant workers which led to the trial of 12 people for slavery and the first anti-gang-master law in the country.

11.1.18

Meet the Teenage Girl Who Led Thousands in Protest Against Sweden’s Deportation of Afghan Refugees

The deportations haven’t stopped, but 18-year-old Fatemeh Khavari made Sweden pay attention to their struggle.

10.31.18

Four College Freshmen Photograph Their First Semester

We asked some incoming students to capture what it meant to be the new kids at school.

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10.31.18

Ukraine's Lost Generation

Sucked into the trauma and labor of an ongoing war, Ukraine’s Millennials face uncertain prospects in a country rife with Soviet-era boomer corruption, an uneven economy, and a lack of job opportunities.

10.30.18

Meet the 17-Year-Old Boy Calling Out His Classmates for Objectifying Women

Noah Abraham is a leader in ManUp, an initiative that aims to get high school boys to reject toxic masculinity and to learn about sexual consent.

10.30.18

How a Teen Tried to Heal Her Town After Losing Two Friends to Suicide

By the end of 2016, Nina Griffiths, a teen from New Zealand, had won $10,000 in funding for a youth center, expanded their peer-support program, and propelled the conversation about youth suicide back onto the national stage.

10.29.18

Tracing the Tactics of 21st-Century Youth Protest

Using nonviolence, humor, and pop culture savviness, a group of Serbian university students sparked a revolution and provided a blueprint for global youth movements.

10.26.18

What I Wish I Knew in High School as a Queer Person with Disabilities

Advice for navigating—and maybe even changing—institutional bias on your journey through high school and beyond.

10.26.18

Don’t Waste Your Privilege. Share It.

Instead of concealing the truth or cementing ourselves in a chamber of guilt for the often unearned opportunities and access that privilege has afforded us, we must, as the Black feminist activist Brittany Packnett says, “spend our privilege.”

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