Stories about Ideas from July, 2017
The Kyrgyz “Dancing Kelin” Protests Early Marriage By Calling Attention to the Harsh Realities of Rural Brides
“Life in the village is round-the-clock work. Brides finish one chore and start another. They work 24/7.”
Brazil’s First Indigenous Online Radio Station Uses Digital Media to Promote Native Languages and Communities
Rádio Yandê uses technology to shred stereotypes and misconceptions about Brazil’s native communities.
'We said "sorry" in Japanese, to which she replied, “Oh, you're Japanese? Then always speak Japanese, you foreigner!”'
"No, Mr. Mayor, nobody has called you to fix mosquito nets inside their homes. You were given the responsibility to kill mosquitoes so we don't require mosquito nets..."
“Caracas is different, it has a sense of identity. There is fear for sure, but there is also the happiness of small things. [...] The small hidden treasures.”
Visiting the U.S. now "would mean having to overcome too much frustration over how the country I used to know has changed."
"Just think about it, the packets that end up on a street corner or in a dump grow into a plant."
“I was motivated because I’m born undefined — and I’m still undefined — but I came to understand myself more through understanding others."
"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."
"Those leaders were partly responsible for the displacement of Syrians. Maybe they will feel what it feels like to be vulnerable."