Josephine Baker was a superstar on the French stage. But she was also a member of the French resistance in World War II and an American civil rights activist. A new graphic biography chronicles her many identities.
Even if you managed to spot Pettonpung Gym from the road, you probably wouldn't guess that it’s produced some of the most renowned female fighters in Thailand and that it’s been an integral part of making the nearby city of Chiang Mai the epicenter of female kickboxing in Thailand.
Access to basic sanitation is something we take for granted here in the United States. We usually have access clean and safe facilities when we need it. But in other parts of the world, access to clean and safe toilets is more difficult. And for some women and girls, not having access to private toilets exposes them to attacks and harassment.
According to a recent Takeaway-Harris poll, more and more people (62 percent) say they feel comfortable speaking out and challenging their abusers. But when digging into those numbers, a different story unfolds.
For two days, chefs who are HIV-positive set up a pop-up restaurant in Toronto to dispel ignorance about people with the disease. The idea was hatched after a survey found that nearly half of Canadians would not eat a meal prepared by someone who's HIV-positive.