Sarah Kess

hunger strike WILD mag world

A Brief History of the Hunger Strike

by: Sarah Kess

“I’ve been on a hunger strike since Feb. 10 and have lost well over 30 pounds,” a Guantanamo Bay prisoner said recently in a New York Times op-ed. “I will not eat until they restore […]

Tags: Alice Paul, Bobby Sands, Colby Cosh, Ganshi apartheid, Guantanamo, hunger strike, Ireland, Irish Republican, Lucy Burns, MacClean's, National Women's Party, Sarah Kess, the WILD, Tiananmen Square
Malala Yousafzai WILD mag world

The School Girl

by: Sarah Kess

On October 9, armed militants in Pakistan’s Swat Valley stopped a bus carrying children home from school. Which girl, the militants wanted to know, was Malala Yousufzai, the 14 year-old blogger and activist? When two […]

Tags: Education, Girl Scouts, Girls, Hillary Clinton, Malala Yousufzai, Pakistan, Sarah Kess, school, Taliban, The Wild Magazine, women
Lilly Ledbetter at the DNC

The Woman Behind the Law

by: Sarah Kess

As an area manager at Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, Lilly Ledbetter did the same work as the men around her. Her paycheck, however, was not the same.  Ledbetter was paid 40 percent less than […]

Tags: Civil Rights, DNC, fair pay, Lilly Ledbetter, Obama, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sarah Kess, The Wild Magazine
Recyclers' Urban Farm and Garden

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

by: Sarah Kess

Food brings people together in a way few other things can. This, says the team behind the organization Artfully Unforgotten, is the reason why The Recyclers’ Urban Farm and Garden exists in the Bushwick neighborhood […]

Tags: Artfully Unforgotten, Brooklyn, farming, Musgo, Recycler's Urban Farm and Garden, Sarah Kess, Students, Sure We Can, The Wild Magazine

Girls Not Brides

by: Sarah Kess

Archbishop Desmond Tutu calls it “a practice that robs millions of girls of their childhood, their rights and their dignity.” Former President of Ireland Mary Robinson says it’s an issue about the “squandered potential of […]

Tags: child marriage, Desmond Tutu, Girls, Mary Robinson, Sarah Kess, The Elders, The Wild Magazine

Rights Media: Journalists for Human Rights

by: Sarah Kess

Ten years ago, Canadian Benjamin Peterson was working at the Ghanaian Ministry of Justice, helping write Ghana’s reports to the UN. Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque, a graduate of Vassar and the London School of Economics, had a […]

Tags: Africa, Alexandra Sicotte-Levesque, Benjamin Peterson, Human Rights, Journalists for Human Rights, Sarah Kess, The Wild Magazine
Same Sky

All Women Live Under the Same Sky

by: Sarah Kess

The fair-trade company Same Sky is known for its signature pieces: the crocheted, hand-blown glass bead bracelets that have been worn by everyone from Liza Minnelli to Chelsea Clinton. The popular bracelets look like they […]

Tags: artisans, bracelets, Fashion, genocide, HIV, Rwanda, Same Sky, Sarah Kess, The Wild Magazine, women, world, Zambia
Udi Behr's Matthew Shepard memorial

Love, Pride and Jewelery

by: Sarah Kess

The idea of jewelry and accessories as political statements is not new. Those in favor of women’s suffrage expressed their support by wearing yellow roses on their lapels. During the Second World War, Norwegians similarly […]

Tags: Civil Rights, Fashion, Human Rights, LGBT, Love and Pride, Matthew Shepard, Sarah Kess, The Wild Magazine, Udi Behr
Matilde Gattoni Wild Profile

WILD Profile: Matilde Gattoni, Unpretentious War Photographer

by: Sarah Kess

Who:  Matilde Gattoni Where: Currently in Lebanon What she does: Photojournalism Photo by Matteo Fagotto What’s on her mind today: I have the possibility of moving from Beirut to Nairobi, and I keep on thinking […]

Tags: Beirut, Gandhi, Journalism, Lebanon, Matilde Gattoni, photographers, photojournalism, Sarah Kess, Syria, The Wild Magazine, Woody Allen. Peter Sellers
Women Under Siege

Women Under Siege Puts Women on the Map

by: Sarah Kess

Gloria Steinem and Lauren Wolfe want to end rape as a tool of war. The renowned feminist activist and the award-winning journalist are spearheading Women Under Siege, the Women’s Media Center initiative that documents how […]

Tags: Cairo, Gloria Steinem, Lara Logan, Lauren Wolfe, Libya, Lynsey Addario, Matilde Gattoni, rape, Sarah Kess, sexual violnce, Syria, The Wild Magazine, Women Under Siege