Category: Her Stories

Her Stories: Why Journalism Matters

PITTSBURG, KANSAS--The story had fallen into our laps. We had a new principal whose credentials boasted foreign experience, a doctorate and experience in school consulting. We were told that she was…

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Her Stories: The Politics of Aid

LONDON--“Oxfam Are Bandits.” The stark words were daubed on a half-finished housing development surrounded by dirt roads and scrub. I was standing in Lely, on the outskirts of Banda Aceh,…

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Her Stories: A Feminist Turning Point?

LONDON--Sometime in the mid-to-late Noughties a feminist renaissance started to take place online. Websites such as Jezebel, XO Jane and The Hairpin were trailblazers in this surge of Internet feminism;…

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Her Stories: Information Everywhere But What Are Students Learning?

DENVER--Fake news is a buzzword right now but its impact is far from fake. I teach at a middle school in Denver, Colorado where students are asked to examine a…

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Her Stories: When Rare Disease Day Becomes Personal

WASHINGTON, DC--They are the words no parents want to ever say: “Please don’t let my baby need a liver transplant!” I couldn’t believe that sentence was even coming out of my…

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Her Stories: What Motivated Teenager Natalie Meyer To Found An NGO

HO, GHANA--Growing up in a small New England (predominantly white) community, I rarely heard people speak about life outside of the United States unless it was my family planning a…

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What Does It Take to Turn a March into a Movement?

DENVER/LONDON VIA EMAIL: After millions of people gathered around the world last weekend in marches supporting women’s rights, a big looming question remains—What now? Understandably, there has been a lot…

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Welcome to she-files.com

In launching she-files, the past month has been a blur of interviews for stories, nose-to-the-grindstone writing, lengthy emails and lively meetings (editorial, legal and website development to name a few).…

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