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This Happened - April 8: An Iconic Image Of Female Power In Sudan

This famous picture taken during the Sudanese revolution in 2019 depicts Alaa Salah, a young Sudanese woman, standing on top of a car and leading a crowd of protesters.

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Who is Alaa Salah?

Alaa Salah is a Sudanese student and activist who became an icon of the Sudanese revolution after a photo of her went viral. She is known for her powerful speeches and her role in mobilizing women and young people to participate in the protests.

What is the significance of the photo of Alaa Salah?

The photo has become a symbol of the power of civil resistance and women's participation in political movements. It represents the bravery and determination of the Sudanese people to fight for their rights and overthrow an oppressive government.

What was the Sudanese revolution?

The Sudanese revolution was a series of protests and demonstrations that began in December 2018 and continued until April 2019. The protests were sparked by rising food prices and a deteriorating economy, but they quickly grew into a wider movement calling for the ouster of Sudan's long-time president, Omar al-Bashir.

What happened after the Sudanese revolution?

In April 2019, Omar al-Bashir was ousted from power in a military coup. However, the military council that took control of the country after his ouster has been accused of suppressing dissent and violating human rights. The situation in Sudan remains uncertain, with ongoing protests and political unrest.

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How Parenthood Reinvented My Sex Life — Confessions Of A Swinging Mom

Between breastfeeding, playdates, postpartum fatigue, birthday fatigues and the countless other aspects of mother- and fatherhood, a Cuban couple tries to find new ways to explore something that is often lost in the middle of the parenting storm: sex.

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Parenting v. intimacy, a delicate balance

Silvana Heredia

HAVANA — It was Summer, 2015. Nine months later, our daughter would be born. It wasn't planned, but I was sure I wouldn't end my first pregnancy. I was 22 years old, had a degree, my dream job and my own house — something unthinkable at that age in Cuba — plus a three-year relationship, and the summer heat.

I remember those months as the most fun, crazy and experimental of my pre-motherhood life. It was the time of my first kiss with a girl, and our first threesome.

Every weekend, we went to the Cuban art factory and ended up at the CornerCafé until 7:00 a.m. That September morning, we were very drunk, and in that second-floor room of my house, it was unbearably hot. The sex was otherworldly. A few days later, the symptoms began.

She arrived when and how she wished. That's how rebellious she is.

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