Far too often, young folks get a bad rap. They’re too entitled! They don’t listen! What’s with the ironic mom jeans? And yet young people are the ones leading the vanguard, as they have in so many generations: They’re putting themselves on the front lines of activism, fighting oppression, and pushing for a better world. In this issue, we explore childhood and youth as more than a rite of passage or target market. So don’t get off our lawn just yet.
BEING AND RECLAIMING: A conversation on sexuality, respectability, and the pressures of Black girlhood. | Zoé Samudzi and Tamara Winfrey Harris
MOVE ALONG, SURVIVORS: Excerpts from Unsportsmanlike Conduct. | Jessica Luther
ON BOOKS: Searching for protagonists of color in YA lit | Victoria Law
ON MEDIA: Tuning In: How a new generation is schooling itself on sexuality | Sarah Mirk
ON PARENTHOOD: Bumped Off: What will it take to destigmatize teen parenthood? | Natasha Vianna
IN EVERY ISSUE
DEPARTMENT OF EVERYTHING | A little of this, a little of that.
BITCHLIST | Staff picks and feminist favorites inspired by kids these days.
FROM THE HQ | A look at the substance, support, and strategies of feminist media.
FEATURED ART | Kelly K
Threadbare, The Doulas, Trainwreck, and more.
Audrie & Daisy, Jackson, Mariela Castro’s March, and more.
Angel Olsen, SHIRA, Xenia Rubinos, and more.
Illustration by Kristen Dullum