Volume 21 Issue 1
The Glue-Sniffing Street Kids of Somaliland
No matter how prosperous Somaliland might become, it's doubtful that any of that good fortune will trickle down to Hargeisa's homeless children—young outcasts living on their own who are at best ignored and at worst abused and treated like vermin.
The Brazilian Slum Children Who Are Literally Swimming in Garbage
Recife is known for its majestic bridges, but in November a newspaper photo highlighted one of the metropolis’s uglier aspects: a nine-year-old kid submerged in a garbage-filled canal beneath one of those famous bridges, picking cans out of the filthy...
Falling asleep, I often find a convincing, semiconscious simulacrum of cozy peace by imagining a nonscientific, crayon-drawn version of a light field, and then focusing tighter and tighter on the black empty places in between the things.
Woman in a Green Beret - On the Front Lines of Gender Equality with Pakistan’s Lady Cadets
Lady Cadet Wardah was one of 32 women, ages 23 to 27, who comprised the Pakistan Military Academy 2013 lady cadet class. It's Pakistan’s answer to West Point; it’s just as hard to gain entry, and those who do, go on to lead young soldiers into battle.