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· July, 2017

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.

Between Worlds: The Complicated Life of a Young Japanese Returnee

'We said "sorry" in Japanese, to which she replied, “Oh, you're Japanese? Then always speak Japanese, you foreigner!”'

Dhaka Citizens Show Mayors Red Card for Failure to Control Mosquito-Born Diseases

"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 the Deceiving City (and Other Forms of Pain)

“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.”

I Dread Setting Foot on U.S. Soil While Trump is President

Visiting the U.S. now "would mean having to overcome too much frustration over how the country I used to know has changed."

An Indian Woman's Eco-Friendly Venture Creates Paper Gifts That Grow Into Plants

"Just think about it, the packets that end up on a street corner or in a dump grow into a plant."

A Syrian Artist From the Israeli-Occupied Golan Heights Explores Identity and Humanity in His Work

“I was motivated because I’m born undefined — and I’m still undefined — but I came to understand myself more through understanding others."

Notimia, a News Agency That Gives Voice to the Indigenous and Afro-Descendant People in Mexico

"It is necessary for your own voice to be heard, for you to speak for yourself."

A Syrian Artist Reimagines the World's Powerful Leaders as Vulnerable Refugees

"Those leaders were partly responsible for the displacement of Syrians. Maybe they will feel what it feels like to be vulnerable."

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