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Cultural Stereotypes

An Open Letter To Ageist People Everywhere

Ashton Applewhite | Posted 04.03.2016 | Fifty
Ashton Applewhite

I had no idea that people are happiest at the beginnings and the ends of their lives, for example. That the vast majority of Americans over 65 live independently. The older people get, the less afraid they are of dying. Why don't more people know this stuff? Because we live in a culture that drowns out all but the negative about growing old, or even just aging past youth.

Mexico Barbie: Cruel Stereotype or Celebrating Cultural Diversity?

Lesley Kennedy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents
Lesley Kennedy

Part of the Dolls of the World collection, this new addition to the Mattel family comes with a pet Chihuahua and a passport and sticker sheet. Is this where we insert an, Ay, carumba!?

The People We Met Along the Way

Sam Lyons | Posted 09.29.2012 | Teen
Sam Lyons

Last week, my mom and I had an adventure, driving around the South to see colleges I was interested in. Armed with CD's and a big book of maps, we drove to a different city every day.

I'm an Exhibitionist

Lisa Guerrero | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lisa Guerrero

On Saturday I revealed to perfect strangers the most personal, private, intimate part of myself... my art.