Henrietta Lacks was an African American tobacco farmer whose cells were taken for research without her knowledge in 1951 while being treated for cervical cancer. The “immortal cell line” became one of the most important tools in medicine, vital for developing the ... [Read More]
"What’s your name, man? Alexander Hamilton. My name is Alexander Hamilton. And there’s a million things I haven’t done… Just you wait! Just you wait!" - Cleo, age 6, dressed and singing as American statesman Alexander Hamilton (from the Tony Award-winning Broadway hit Hamilton by Lin-Manuel Miranda).
According to Cleo’s mom, Carrie Goldman, ... [Read More]
With less than two weeks left until Election Day, nearly half of American voters are experiencing election-related stress.
A recent survey by the American Psychological Association (APA) found that regardless of political affiliation, 52% of American adults say the 2016 election is a significant source of stress in their lives.
“We’re seeing that it doesn’t matter whether you’re registered as a ... [Read More]
Meet Alexis Fraser, a Toronto-based artist who uses an ingenious technique to create paintings in a style she calls "kiss print pointillism." To do it, she applies lipstick, puckers up, and smooches a large-scale canvas, over and over again, until her lips have painted a portrait. Our minds were completely blown when we first saw her work, and we were desperate to know more. ... [Read More]
India Amara is a tattoo artist based in Toronto. Most of her art focuses on dark florals, ornamental and sacred imagery. In this profile from Raina + Wilson, India talks about her approach to life and her work.
“My intention is creating something for someone to wear that empowers them and gives them a better sense of themselves.” ... [Read More]
In spite of the global attention to the issue, girls in Afghanistan continue to struggle as they pursue an education. In the new documentary What Tomorrow Brings, filmmaker Beth Murphy captures some of these challenges, ... [Read More]
“Child sexual abuse is a widespread problem. Every 109 seconds, an American is sexually assaulted. And every 8 minutes, that victim is a child.”
With statistics like these, it’s more important than ever to talk with kids about consent and empowerment. One dad, who goes by the moniker “Lunarbaboon,” has nailed it in his recent comic entitled Yours. ... [Read More]
Today, a group of 12 high school students from the DIY Girls Program in Pacoima, California are being recognized for their invention to combat homelessness in LA using solar powered collapsible tents for shelter. They are one of 15 InvenTeams across the nation to be awarded up to $10,000 in grant funding from the ... [Read More]