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Afghan women may not be able to ride bikes, but they can skateboard—and these girls could teach Tony Hawk a thing or two. Photographer Jessica Fulford-Dobson’s compelling new photo series is bringing global attention to Skateistan, a non-profit organization that combines Kabul, skateboarding, and education. The program was founded by Oliver Percovich in 2007 and uses skateboarding as a tool to empower its students, while providing access to education for children from poor or misplaced families. Read More
  In case you had forgotten, Instagram is apparently not down with the fact that women menstruate. Artist and poet Rupi Kaur's photograph, which revealed her period-soaked sweatpants and stained sheets, was twice taken down, although Instagram later claimed it was an accident.  Right.  Instagram is just the latest in a series of media outlets that flagrantly censor what they deem "inappropriate" depictions of the female body. Read More
Square footage is a hot commodity in New York City, and what little we manage to find is rarely dedicated to anything other than the necessities, like multiple shoe racks and IKEA bar stools. But two Brooklynites have decided to make the most of their Williamsburg abode by creating a literal museum in their hallway. Of what, you ask? The infamous 1994 figure skating conflict between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Read More
Attention Primpers: The L train is out of service this Sunday (boo!) But don't worry! You can get to Williamsburg and back with Uber's special $5 deal this weekend, via their  UberPOOL service! Read more here. Read More
When Atlanta based photographer Kate T. Parker started taking pictures of her daughters, her intention was—as with any parent with a camera—to preserve memories. But after looking at the powerful images, she realized they had the potential to empower little females everywhere. “Strong is the new pretty” is now a project three years in the making that encourages young girls to rebel against societal stereotypes. Read More