#Representation

  • Article: Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Is Now Miss Universe. Her Speech Has a Powerful Message for Every Girl.

    Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi Is Now Miss Universe. Her Speech Has a Powerful Message for Every Girl.

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Dec. 9, 2019

    Tunzi said she wants girls to see themselves reflected in her. Read more

  • Article: This Cote d’Ivoire Designer Made a Set of Emoji That Shatter Stereotypes About Africa

    This Cote d’Ivoire Designer Made a Set of Emoji That Shatter Stereotypes About Africa

    By Pia Gralki  and  Itumeleng Letsoalo|Nov. 19, 2019

    Representation matters. Read more

  • Article: South African Singer Lira Is Africa’s First Barbie Doll. Here's Why That's a Huge Deal.

    South African Singer Lira Is Africa’s First Barbie Doll. Here's Why That's a Huge Deal.

    By Lerato Mogoatlhe|Aug. 14, 2019

    Representation is inspiration. Read more

  • Article: This 18-Year-Old Just Became the First Ever UK Jockey to Race Wearing a Hijab – and She Won

    This 18-Year-Old Just Became the First Ever UK Jockey to Race Wearing a Hijab – and She Won

    By Helen Lock|Aug. 2, 2019

    Khadijah Mellah won the Magnolia Cup at Goodwood, one of the world’s most famous racecourses. Read more

  • Article: 'Hidden Figures': NASA Renames Street to Honor Black Women Who Supported Its Moon Mission

    'Hidden Figures': NASA Renames Street to Honor Black Women Who Supported Its Moon Mission

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|June 13, 2019

    Hidden Figures Way honors three black female mathematicians who helped send the US to the moon. Read more

  • Article: Actress Ali Stroker Just Became the First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony Award

    Actress Ali Stroker Just Became the First Wheelchair User to Win a Tony Award

    By Gabrielle Deonath|June 10, 2019

    Stroker dedicated her win to children living with disabilities who are often underrepresented. Read more

  • Article: Indian Beauty Pageant Criticized for Fair Skin Bias

    Indian Beauty Pageant Criticized for Fair Skin Bias

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 31, 2019

    "If I don't fit these criteria or this skin tone, then I'm not beautiful." Read more

  • Article: India Elects a Record-Breaking Number of Women to Parliament

    India Elects a Record-Breaking Number of Women to Parliament

    From Thomson Reuters Foundation|May 24, 2019

    Women will make up about 15% of the lower house of parliament — less than the global average. Read more