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Her dream was to be a Muppeteer. Her Korean American ‘Sesame Street’ character just made history.

Kathleen Kim is the woman behind Ji-Young, the first Asian American muppet. We spoke to them about their Thanksgiving debut.

This 26-year-old spoke at COP26. Here’s the crucial piece she thinks world leaders are missing.

Elizabeth Wathuti, of Kenya, said she no longer has hope — instead, she’s turned to love

Women and girls are disproportionately affected by climate change. Here are 11 photos of them leading COP26 protests.

Young women are calling out leaders for failing to protect them

These women and girls are bald. A photographer sees beauty and power.

See the photos and read the stories behind 6 subjects in Abby Greenawalt’s ‘Well Rounded’ exhibit

This massive monument to women is quietly taking shape in New York City

‘The Girl Puzzle’ joins a very small number of monuments dedicated to women in the United States

This 93-year-old went back to school — and just graduated with a degree in business administration

The great-great-grandmother put her education on hold decades ago

They didn’t feel comfortable at traditional skateparks. So they built their own.

OnWord Collective is carving a space for women and gender-nonconforming skaters in Chicago

10 songs that make ‘Insecure’ star Natasha Rothwell feel like she’s in a rom-com

The show’s highly anticipated final season premieres Sunday on HBO

It’s been four years since #MeToo went global. Tarana Burke wants to stay ‘laser-focused’ on healing.

Burke and the authors of a book about #MeToo movements in other countries reflect on its impacts and future

Meet 3 girls working to close the digital divide around the world

For International Day of the Girl, we spoke with young women who want to make tech more accessible