“Super Girl,” July 2011
Suffering a serious injury, game designer Jane McGonigal turned her powerful intellect toward saving herself. In the process, she may have found a key to overcoming obesity, depression, and illness, helping us all feel Super Better.
“I Chased Down My Identity Thief,” December 2007
Karen Lodrick lost thousands of dollars—and six months of her life—to a brazen criminal. Police couldn’t catch her, so Lodrick did it on her own.
“She Fought for 12,600 Rape Victims, and Won,” May 2010
How Sarah Tofte, 32, is getting justice for every one of those women—and many more.
from MARIE CLAIRE AUSTRALIA
“Her School Canceled Her Prom Rather Than Let Her Attend,” Oct 2010
A high school decision to ban a gay couple from its senior prom triggered international outrage. But, as Whitney Joiner reports, it also turned one student into a shining beacon for gay rights.
“Diary from a Disaster Zone,” April 2010
As the rubble is cleared and the nightmares begin, survivors of the Haitian disaster have little to cling to but faith, hope—and a helping hand.
“From High-School Dropout to Hero: ‘I Became a Lawyer to Free My Brother From Prison,” March 2011
When her brother Kenny was jailed for murder, Betty Anne Waters discovered the limits of hope, the power of love and the potency of persistence.
“Invisible Violence,” October 2008
Domestic abuse isn’t only about broken limbs and bruises. Many women suffer from daily belittling, verbal assault, and emotional battery that are every bit as damaging—and equally unacceptable.
from TEEN VOGUE
“Bad Network,“ Feb 2012
From misinterpreted text messages to bullies on Facebook, is digital drama ruining your life?
“The Social Network,” Nov 2011
Thanks to sites like Facebook, it’s now easier than ever for you—and everyone else—to see when you’re being excluded.
“True Colors,” April 2011
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender teens are starting to see their experiences reflected in the media. But are things really changing in terms of acceptance?
“Ego Trip,” April 2010
Social networking sites like Facebook and Twitter allow users to share every detail of their lives. But some don’t know the meaning of TMI.
“Wrong Answer,” March 2010
Thirty-five percent of students admit to using a cell phone to cheat in class.
from WHOLE LIVING:
“Going for It,“ October 2012
Turns out that trying unfamiliar things, even somewhat risky ones, can actually make us happier.
“More (Will)Power to You,“ Jan/Feb 2012
Researchers say self-control is easier to tap into than you might realize. Here are seven ways to sharpen your resolve just in time for resolution season.
“Gymnasts“: the New York Times Book Review, June 3, 2012
“Strangers on a Plane“: the New York Times Book Review, Jan 13, 2012
“When Ends Don’t Meet“: the New York Times Book Review, Nov 10, 2011
“Shipwrecked Beauty Queens”: the New York Times Book Review, May 2011
“The Budding Buddhist”: Marie Claire, July 2009
“99 New Reasons to Vote Next Month”: Glamour, October 2010
“Should This Woman Be Deported? Meet Jessica Colotl, a Casualty of the Failed DREAM Act“: The Daily Beast, Jan 2012
A year ago, Atlanta-based college graduate Jessica Colotl, 22, caused a firestorm when she was told she would be deported to Mexico, a country she’d left as a child. She’s still here—but possibly not for long.
“Postcard: Marfa”: TIME, Feb 25, 2008
A far-flung Texas town stars in town of this year’s Oscar-nominated films. Yet a proposed truck route could end its precious seclusion. The battle to stay off the beaten path.
“Hollywood Stampedes a Texas Town, and Tranquility Rides Into the Sunset,” the New York Times, Sunday, August 27, 2006
“Directors Who Go Together, Like Blood and Guts,” the New York Times, Sunday, January 28, 2007
“Staring at Death, and Finding Their Bliss,” the New York Times, Thursday, September 13, 2007
“The Upside of Living on Less”: Redbook, March 2009
Four women and their families share their silver-lining strategies for tough times.
“The War on Women’s Clothing”: Marie Claire Australia
While many of us agonise over what to wear, for some the decision is far more complicated. Whitney Joiner finds the world’s sartorial hot spots, where women whose outfits flout their country’s laws, social norms or religious beliefs face humiliation, incarceration and violence.
…AND OLDER FEATURES
“I caught my rapist,” March 2006
Stefenie, now 17, was raped by a stranger who said he’d kill her if she told anyone. But she refused to let his threats control her.
“Generation Speed,” November 2005
Seventeen partnered with Johns Hopkins University to find out how cell phones, instant messaging, and the Internet are affecting your life. Turns out they’re doing more harm than you may realize.
“Sex, lies and the down low,” Aug 16 2004
Bestselling author J.L. King is the new public face of a not-so-new phenomenon — “straight” black men who secretly sleep with men…
“The Army be thuggin’ it” Oct 17, 2003
The military is teaming up with hip-hop bible the Source to recruit black urban kids…
“The beard, the breasts and the bulge,” Jun 23, 2003
Kingdom Come, a touring troupe of five of America’s most famous drag kings…
“Not your mother’s comic book,” Mar 15, 2003
In her brilliant new novel “Diary of a Teenage Girl,” Phoebe Gloeckner’s heroine (and alter ego) falls in love with a lesbian junkie, shoots speed and has an affair with her mother’s boyfriend…