For girls who didn't grow up seeing themselves as the main characters of books, award-winning poet Elizabeth Acevedo wants them to know that their stories are just as important as any other. Acevedo shares her Brief but Spectacular take on seeing you.

Duration: 03:20

After performing with a world-renowned orchestra, Stanford Thompson returned to Philadelphia to start Play on, Philly!, a free, afterschool music program for young children in under-resourced neighborhoods that helps them go back into the classroom and be...

Duration: 03:11

In the years after Rwanda's genocide, how did women come to make up a large portion of the nation's parliament? Author and activist Swanee Hunt says their women's movement that grew out of necessity. Hunt, a former ambassador and founding director of the...

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Stand-up comedian Phoebe Robinson almost quit the business when she felt like she didn't belong in the male-dominated comedy world. But finding her niche with the podcast "2 Dope Queens" helped her realize that being different isn't a bad thing. Robinson...

Duration: 03:14