This excellent ongoing series on the Teen Vogue website features a mix of essays and reporting on non-politicians stepping up and getting involved in government to make a difference.
Why Reading Sherman Alexie was Never Enough
In the wake of several women speaking out about being sexually harassed by Native American author Sherman Alexie, and/or having their careers derailed by him, writer Jacqueline Keeler interrogates the tokenism and minimal representation in publishing that gave Alexie so much power.
Kristi Yamaguchi, Unlaced
Nicole Chung interviews figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi about her life after winning at the 1992 Olympics, being the only Asian-American Olympic gold medalist in figure skating, representation in sports and the media, and the Always Dream Foundation — the early childhood literacy organization she founded.
A Fat Body and a Fat Mind: On Taking Up Space, Unapologetically
Carmen Maria Machado’s stunning essay in Guernica on the power of women who take up space is an important read for people of any size.
Fans, Fiction, and Representation: A New Hope
This is where we are, in the world of fans, fiction, and representation: making progress and mistakes simultaneously.