the Kids These Days issue

Bumped Off: What Will It Take to Destigmatize Teen Motherhood?

Young moms from less privileged backgrounds, as well as teen moms of color like me, are still waiting for positive reflections of ourselves on TV.

Signs, Saints, and Symbols: Transgender Kids in Media are Not Here to Forgive You

By not allowing trans kids to grow into adults, even if it’s just on TV shows, writers take away their futures. Read more »

Superpower Play: A New Generation of Children’s Cartoons Struggles to Smash Gender Norms

Is Disney modeling a version of masculinity that’s any more open for young boys today? Read more »

Birds, Bees, and Beyond : Toward More Inclusive Sex Ed in India

Sex education isn’t simply being able to name body parts and processes, or learning about reproduction. It’s also crucial for teaching young people about respect, boundaries, and self-advocacy Read more »

Tuning In : How a New Generation is Schooling Itself on Sexuality

In a society where the quality of sex education in schools is hodgepodge at best and shifts depending on political whims, YouTube is a dynamic, democratic space for discussions of gender and sexuality.   Read more »

Electric Youth : Eight Activists Who Are Sparking Change Right Now

Young activists, artists, and changemakers to look out for. Read more »

Kids These Days

Kids of this generation get a bad rap but we’re working to make a better future together. Read more »

Being and Reclaiming Ourselves: A Conversation on Sexuality, Respectability, and the Pressures of Black Girlhood

Black women have to navigate sex through mainstream gender biases that say good women have to be chaste and racial biases that say Black women have this bestial sexuality.  Read more »

Anne Elizabeth Moore's "Threadbare" Unravels the Many Consequences of Fast Fashion

Threadbare is an ambitious, eye-opening, muckraking investigation into the “fast fashion” industry. Read more »

About the Cover: Kids These Days

What would the bedroom of a feminist teenage merkitten look like? Boom. Illustrator / designer Kristen Dullum had us covered. Plus, color and share your own version of our cover! Read more »