Deep Dives

image "It Shouldn’t Be a Crime In This World to Speak Your Mind"

Jamal Khashoggi's editor Karen Attiah on the days since her columnist was apparently brutally murdered.

image What Happens When You Can’t Afford Breast Cancer Reconstruction?

It's a side of breast cancer recovery you don't often hear about, and it can be heartbreaking.

image Introducing Carte-Mere's 6th Annual New Guard List

A little Monday morning motivation.

image Kerry Washington Is So Much More Than Olivia Pope

After seven seasons, Olivia Pope will go down as one of the most powerful female leads in TV history. But beyond the Beltway fixer, who is Kerry Washington?

image The Truth Behind The Wives of ISIS

Now that the Islamic State has lost its militant grip on Iraq, what will become of the women being punished for their husbands' crimes?

image Carte-Mere's Guide to Having a Baby

...when it's not as easy as you thought.

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image My Long, Messy, Beautifully Complicated Path to Adopting My Son

Claire Gibson expected to have a big family, but infertility had other plans. Here, she shares her adoption story.

image When Your Dreams of Motherhood Are Destroyed

In March, a fertility clinic in Cleveland ruined more than 4,000 frozen eggs and embryos. This is the story of the women whose hopes of motherhood were lost that day.

Colorful Office Place/objects. Why Women Reeling From Miscarriage Are Turning to the Web

In real life, miscarriage is shrouded in silence. But on the Internet, conversation is robust.

image Nicole Kidman Makes Her Mark

She went from ingenue to serious dramatic actress (and has an Oscar and Emmy to prove it). In next month's drama 'Boy Erased,' the actress brings her signature humanity and heart.

image Karena Evans Dropped Out of Film School—Then Started Making Music Videos with Drake

The 22-year-old has quickly become one of the most sought-out directors in the world—working with artists like Drake and SZA to transform traditional music videos into the powerful art of storytelling.

image These Women Are Using Their Foreign Backgrounds to Create Change in the States

In the ingenious words of Lin-Manuel Miranda: "Immigrants, they get the job done."

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Virginia Suburbs How Heroin Came for Middle-Class Moms

Women have moved from popping prescription painkillers to shooting up street drugs. And they're dying because of it in staggering, skyrocketing numbers.

image How Laurene Powell Jobs Is Fighting the Trump Administration's Treatment of Immigrants

A group of women at Emerson Collective, the organization fronted by Powell Jobs, are using the power of storytelling, policy, and technology to create lasting change.

image 'Breaking Bad' Revolutionized the Strong Female Lead

Ten years after the show premiered, our view of complicated TV women has evolved.

image Sexual Assault in the Military: One Woman's True Story

Polo Tate, author of new memoir Deep Dark Blue, was sexually assaulted multiple times during her time at the Air Force Academy.

image Zendaya Isn't Taking Center Stage—She's Making Room

At 21, the former Disney Channel star is re-writing the Hollywood narrative, and inspiring others to do the same.

Despite Trump's Executive Order, Thousands Of Migrant Children Still Held In Camps I Witnessed the Horrors Immigrant Children Experience at the Border

UNICEF USA CEO Caryl Stern spent two days with children at the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's what she saw.

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image Halsey Is Letting Life Happen

The 23-year-old has had one hell of a year. Weathering the storms of her past, she's charted an atypical course to stardom.

image Gillian Flynn’s Criminal Mind

The Sharp Objects writer knows women can be just as brutal as men. “Power can be bloody whether it's a patriarchy or a matriarchy.”

image The Truth About IUDs

The IUD is the most effective contraceptive the world has ever seen. So why aren’t more women using it?

image The Ultimate Guide to Getting Away

Travel isn't a selfish indulgence—it's an act of self-care. Inspiration for how to spend your next few days off, right this way.

image Amy Adams Explores Her Dark Side

She made her name playing a princess who gets her happy ending. For her next chapter, Amy Adams finds herself in a new light.

image It Took 7 Miscarriages, 10 IVF Cycles, 9 Years, and Nearly $200,000 to Solve My Fertility Issues

It involved a trip to Moscow and disregarding everything I'd been told by expensive U.S. and U.K. fertility doctors.

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image What Happens When Your #MeToo Story Is With Your Husband?

For many married women, the expectations of monogamous sex are at odds with the movement’s sexual enlightenment.

image “Stay-at-Home Daughters” Are Rejecting Oppressive Christian Patriarchy

Women raised by the Christian patriarchy are defined by complete subservience to their father, mastering homemaking skills, and abstaining from college and career. But even as the ideology gains influence on a national stage, a small minority of brave young women are defying their families and churches to live life on their own terms.

image On 'Legion,' Aubrey Plaza Is Achieving New Highs

Leslie Knope would give her Parks & Rec protégé all of the Emmys for her most no-holds-barred performance yet.

image The Fight for Their Lives

Parkland student activists Jaclyn Corin, Sarah Chadwick, and Delaney Tarr reflect on life before and after the deadliest school shooting in the U.S. since Sandy Hook—and how they're inspiring a global mission to end gun violence.

image These Are the Women Guiding the Music Industry Through Its Own #MeToo Moment

These six female execs are turning the music business on its head.

image Irish Women Want Their Bodies Back

Ireland is so rigidly anti-abortion, its law criminalizing the procedure is written into its constitution. On the eve of a referendum to repeal the ban, women are leading the charge to end reproductive restrictions that have endangered their health for nearly 100 years.

Shannon Woodward Shannon Woodward Has Some 'Westworld' Theories of Her Own

On the heels of the revelation that Elsie Hughes is alive, the actress explains where she's been.

image This Woman Was Arrested 15 Times—All Because Her Father Sexually Abused Her

She's just one of thousands of women caught in the sex abuse to prison pipeline.

image Emily Ratajkowski Is Unapologetically Herself

From mastering social media to calling for social change, the outspoken actress and model has always been guided by what felt true to her. And she’s inspiring young women to claim ownership of their own bodies, sexuality, and agency.

image Meet the Kardashians of the Middle East

Influencers from Amman to Dubai have adopted show-all, tell-all lives with a fevered passion, ushering in a new kind of celebrity culture in a region where women’s thoughts and wardrobe choices are often kept private. These are the women snapping their way to social change.

image Don't Call Them Instagram Poets

How the social media outlet is providing a platform for a new generation of authors—and what they want you to know.

image Women Are Being Harassed at Music Festivals in Scary Numbers—WTF Is Going On?

Festivals promote a peace-and-love ethos—but the reality can be much more violent.

image The Quarter-Life Skin Crisis: Why Women Are Suddenly Breaking Out in Their Mid-20s

"I thought I was safe, until it came for me, too."

image Carte-Mere's Global Beauty Awards 2018

Add these to your must-have beauty list now.

image Meet Our 2018 Fresh Faces

The characters they play—wide-eyed college freshman, crusading journalist, fantasy world survivor, insecure millennial, tortured high schooler—are vastly different. But these outrageously talented women all deliver a much-needed refreshing jolt to Hollywood.

image These Billion-Dollar Women Are Changing The Face of Silicon Valley

"Unicorns"—companies valued at more than $1 billion—do exist, and their female CEOs are sharing how they built their empires.

image Losing a Child That Didn't Exist: Families Open Up About Embryos Destroyed in Facility Failure

"I was still their mother and I wanted to protect them and I feel like I failed them now."

image This Woman Is Single-Handedly Eradicating Child Marriage from Malawi

In Malawi, one in two girls is subject to arranged marriage before the age of 18. As a high-ranking woman in a man's world, Chief Theresa Kachindamoto is on a mission to empower girls.

image Alicia Vikander Is Up for the Challenge

After a string of period films, heart-tugging dramas, and art house indies, the Oscar-winning actress opens up about her first action-hero role as Lara Croft in this month's Tomb Raider, and what she hopes for her future in Hollywood.

image Inside the Wild Life of a Royal Correspondent

These veteran reporters follow Meghan, Harry, Kate, and William 24/7—here's how they get their information.

image What It's Like to Die Online

Chronically ill women are turning to YouTube to share their lives—and deaths.

image Battling My Body: Being Queer with an Eating Disorder

Treating an eating disorder is complicated, especially if you're queer.

image My Eating Disorder Made Me Feel Like a Feminist Fraud

I was aware of the patriarchal systems that governed the world, and I was a confident young woman. So why wasn’t I acting like one?

image How I Came to Love My Body—a Decade After My Eating Disorder

Caroline Rothstein suffered her whole life. Then she chose to recover.

image Armed and Academic? What 30 Teachers Think About Guns

President Trump thinks arming educators will make students safer. We asked teachers if they agree.

image Marriage Isn't for Black Women

The system disadvantages African Americans so severely that tying your life to another person legally can make matters worse, not better.

image I’m in Love With Myself: The Age of Digital Narcissism

There's a reason why you can't stop checking out your own feed.

image Reese Witherspoon Is Leading the Charge

At 41, the award-winning actress, producer, and activist is tackling more projects than ever—using her platform to make sure at least one thing is certain: time’s up.

image Biracial Women Talk White Shame and White Privilege

Mixed-race women on what it's like to feel black but look white.

image This Extreme Sect of Vegans Thinks Your Baby Will Destroy the Planet

Meet the anti-natalists, people who believe reproduction is wrong.

image Same House, New Rules: A Look Back at the Past Year in America's Most Iconic Home

Almost one year ago today, Donald J. Trump moved into the White House, and it—literally and figuratively—will never be the same.

image Male Coders Who Drop Out of College Are Heroes in Silicon Valley—but What About the Women?

Female twentysomethings are leaving school to get a head start in tech. Will the industry embrace their ambition?

image Hailee Steinfeld Is Just Getting Started

Our February cover star has a booming music career and an acting resume that already includes Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. Up next: turning 21.

image Female Scientists Report a Horrifying Culture of Sexual Assault

Research labs and field sites are swarming with men who sexually harass and assault their colleagues. But when women come forward, the perpetrators aren’t punished—the victims are.

image What It's Like to Be a Female Border Patrol Agent

Travel bans. Threats to dismantle DACA. The wall. Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump has kept immigration a hot-button issue. As the U.S. Border Patrol reels from reports of sexual misconduct by male agents and a tepid campaign to recruit more women, Sasha Von Oldershausen goes behind the scenes of life on the border.