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Understanding the history of India’s transgender community

Understanding the history of India’s transgender community

India’s LGBTQIA+ community has been protesting for trans rights for years. Conditioned to the bottom of the socio-economic hierarchy, will the transgender community ever attain equality? Did you know that as per Hindu mythology, transgender people are actually considered to be an incarnation of God? If you’re surprised, it’s probably because in many countries they’re not treated equally as human beings, let alone any kind of spiritual deity. Such is the...

By Karnataka, India
California launches largest free school meal program in the US

California launches largest free school meal program in the US

After a huge budget surplus from income tax revenue, California is launching the largest free school lunches program in the US. All 6.2 million public school students in the state are free to join regardless of family income. When classrooms reopen for the fall term in California, all 6.2 million public school students will have the chance to opt into their school’s free meal program for the first time. This state-wide...

By London, UK
Opinion – More diverse literature is needed in schools

Opinion – More diverse literature is needed in schools

Gen Z are asking to read more literature that accurately represents them. An estimated 34.4% of school age children in England identify as black, Asian, or minority ethnic, it is time the curriculum represented their voices. Research suggests that only 1% of GCSE English students study a book by an author of colour. The study was commissioned by Penguin Random House and race equality institute the Runnymede Trust. It reported...

By Belfast, Northern Ireland
Opinion — Lockdown didn’t hinder my eating disorder, it helped it

Opinion — Lockdown didn’t hinder my eating disorder, it helped it

Recent research shows lockdown didn’t affect people’s mental health in the way we thought it would. As restrictions lift, so will the obsession with body image. Trigger Warning: this article contains mention of eating disorders. Living with an eating disorder means constantly competing. Competing with yourself, competing with the people around you, and competing with the media. If you’re addicted to exercise like me, it means running that one extra mile every...

By London, UK