childhood

Early 2000s icons, like Avril Lavigne, are making new music. Here’s what they gave me in girlhood.

I saw myself — a young brown girl living in suburbia — in Lavigne, Michelle Branch and Vanessa Carlton

This comedy writer’s memoir explores how to be alone. She finds the humor in unhappy circumstances.

Her story offers insights about the effects of childhood trauma and our capacity for resilience

Toys of holidays past: Troll dolls and bikes and ataris, oh my

It’s the season for sentimentality, so we’re thinking back on the toys we most yearned for

At the center of the bitter rivalry between the Boy and Girl Scouts, a question of ‘adventure’

Girl Scouts leaders have gone on the offensive

Expressing anger is healthy. Here’s how parents can encourage their girls to get angry and show it.

In telling girls to be nice and stifle anger, we neglect to teach them they have a right to be respected

These two girls in Cambodia lead different lives, but share big dreams

Our final installment of ‘Girlhood Around the World'

An 8-year-old discovered an ancient sword in a Swedish lake. Some have dubbed her ‘the queen.’

Experts estimate that the sword could be 1,500 years old

She’s 15 in Brazil. These are her dreams.

Our fourth installment of ‘Girlhood Around the World’

Kathryn Harrison’s new memoir, ‘On Sunset,’ paints an evocative portrait of a unusual family

It gives the backstory for her controversial 1997 memoir, ‘The Kiss‘

6.3 million girls are out of school in Nigeria. Meet one.

Our second installment of ‘Girlhood Around the World’