April 29, 2010 Referred to as the gypsies of Ireland, Travellers have moved in caravans and lived in roadside encampments for hundreds of years. Now, they're settling in government-created "halts." And although they have faced cultural prejudices, times are changing. Now, they are "speaking up for themselves and being heard," says Traveller Helen Connors.
March 22, 2010 In Jamaica, like all over the world, there are deep conversations about the ideal body type. While there are competing norms of beauty, some women are using extreme methods to fit their vision of beautiful, like ingesting chicken pills for broader hips and butts, and bleaching their skin to be whiter. And they're taking health risks to do so.
March 22, 2010 NPR and the Kitchen Sisters are looking for stories from around the world of the hidden lives of girls — and the women they become. Stories of coming of age, rituals and rites of passage, secret identities — of women who crossed a line, blazed a trail or changed the tide. Share your stories with us.