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Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Inside the dim doorway of a crumbling, unmarked building in Old Havana, 33-year-old Lily Castro Sevilla prepares her makeshift wooden nail station for the next customer. Half-empty nail polish reminiscent of the 1980s teeters in racks on the modest table. While customers sit on metal chairs and blow...

Kali Persall

Kali Persall

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 27, 2017


Filed under Blogs

The garbage revolution The warm water, palm trees and crystal-white sand of the Santa Maria beach were everything I pictured when I used to think of Cuba, a picturesque island in the Caribbean. However, over the past four days, my rosy tourist perspective has disintegrated as my eyes increasingly open t...

Is emoji the new feminism?

Is emoji the new feminism?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been a long time since women’s career options were limited to being either a princess or a bride, but surprisingly, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that emoji developers got the memo. On May 10, Google employees Rachael Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts and Mark Davis submitted a prop...

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Being a mean girl doesn’t make you a feminist

Kris Stewart,
Managing Editor

January 7, 2016


Filed under Blog

If you were partaking in Twitter After Dark you probably noticed the hashtag #WasteHerTime2016 nestled amongst the trending topics. Tweets using the hashtag described things you could do to girls to waste their time. The hashtag was probably started by some sweaty dude eating chimichangas in his grandma...

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