Category: Science

Wildlife Photographer Cristina Mittermeier on the Starving Polar Bear, Climate Change and Women in Science

LONDON AND VANCOUVER ISLAND VIA EMAIL--It was the "soul-crushing" video that went viral across the globe; a starving polar bear on Canada's Baffin Island having to scavenge through garbage for food.…

Read More Arrow

Planned Parenthood Global’s Move to Kenya–A She-Files Exclusive

NAIROBI—I first heard that Planned Parenthood Global-- the international arm of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America--had moved their head office from New York to Nairobi during a girls’ power…

Read More Arrow

Her Stories: When No One Brings You a Casserole

DALLAS, TEXAS--It had already been a long, emotionally draining week. I was tired, bone tired. The kind of tired that made me want to crawl into a corner and stay…

Read More Arrow

Summer Reading List: Laura Shapiro’s “What She Ate”

LONDON--I first heard about journalist and food writer Laura Shapiro's new book "What She Ate: Six Remarkable Women and Food That Tells Their Stories" two years ago at a wedding…

Read More Arrow

An American in Tsavo: Cheetahs, Children and Conservation

LONDON AND TSAVO VIA SKYPE—I first heard about Cherie Schroff from a Kenyan-based American conservationist and safari guide. Over dinner one night in Karen, a southern suburb of Nairobi named…

Read More Arrow

The Deaths of India’s Invisible Mothers

NEW DELHI--In October 2015, the state police in Bangalore, India’s IT city, found the body of a seven-month-old baby girl in a water sump. Her mother confessed to killing her…

Read More Arrow

Q&A: Mindy Solomon Weighs In on Eating Disorders and Giftedness

DENVER—Stories about eating disorders are ubiquitous in the news: celebrity confessions, from recent ones like U.S. Olympic ice skater Nancy Kerrigan to boy band One Direction's Zayn Malik, reignite the…

Read More Arrow

India’s Mothers Demand Maternity Entitlements

LONDON--Babloo is too short for his age. In India, and especially in the poor eastern state of Bihar that borders Nepal, that is unfortunately not unusual. Two of every five…

Read More Arrow

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…

Read More Arrow

Her Stories: What It Takes To Be a Triathlete

LONDON--Swim. Cycle. Run. Do those three one after another - adding some fairly comedy costume changes in between - and you can call yourself a triathlete. These days it seems,…

Read More Arrow
cool good eh love2 cute confused notgood numb disgusting fail