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I’ve spent a significant amount of time in my life crying in public, and I used to feel very ashamed about it. In 2020, I decided to embrace my tears and start keeping my “crying diaries.” Now I feel more connected to my tears. I also found out that for me, crying is one of the most graceful forms of bodily expression.

For this 24-year-old, fighting for Palestinian rights is ‘the most core part of my identity’

Lea Kayali is one of many Palestinian women continuing a long-held tradition of fighting for liberation

Editor’s Note on gender and identity coverage

We are excited to announce a new gender and identity page on washingtonpost.com

What does it mean to come together as Asian American women? This group has been seeking an answer.

The Cosmos was formed in 2017, and its future hangs in the balance