February 11 marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. In 2015, the United Nations Assembly adopted the resolution stating that this day should recognize the role of women and girls in science. Why does it matter? For many reasons.
From spiritual rulers to warrior queens, women have an important legacy of strong and influential leadership in Africa. While much is known of the male leaders, the lives of influential women and the legacies they leave behind is often less well understood.
From the moment we wake up to the moment we fall asleep, there are countless decisions we have to make. They range from seemingly insignificant micro-decisions about snoozing the alarm or taking a left or right turn to big decisions about moving
Can we disconnect ourselves for a moment and live in the real world without checking our electronic devices? The practice of this simple exercise could bring us more than we might think. Every action we take in our daily lives usually brings
A.A. Milne initiated the use of ‘heesh’ to refer to both a man and a woman as a collective pronoun, as in “If John or Mary comes heesh will want to play tennis”. While the creator of Winnie the Pooh might have
Everyone of us has a more or less clear idea of our own reality. We have our jobs, people that surround us, hobbies, and also problems and worries that shape and determine our very own personal life story. Since the pandemic, our
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games went ahead successfully this year, despite the looming threat of the Delta strain of Covid-19. It also went ahead without the support of the Japanese people, who were understandably concerned about the health risks posed by the
Jeff Bezos recently made headlines for forking out $5.5B USD to spend four minutes in Space. For someone whose name is synonymous with the word ‘Amazon‘, a company whose ‘annual revenue continues to outpace the GDP of many countries’ and has come
We all might know the common stereotypes not only of Colombia but all of Latin America: “People are too dangerous.”, “Women are usually maids.”, “The cliché of narcos”, “good food”, “great dancers”, “poor people”, “corruption”, “inequality”, etc. As a Colombian, I want
“If there’s any kind of magic in this world, it must be in the attempt of understanding someone, sharing something.” – said the character in the 1995 film “Before Sunrise”. It is, indeed, astonishing how much a word can do: from hurting
Art is full of possibilities. And of history. Recently, many countries have faced debates on the appropriateness of their monuments and statues. While this criticism is not a new phenomenon, current events make the effect of our historical past on the present