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This Happened — September 2: Alan Kurdi Photograph

The Alan Kurdi photograph was taken on this day in 2015.

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What is the Alan Kurdi picture by Nilüfer Demir?

The Alan Kurdi picture is a photograph taken by Turkish photojournalist Nilüfer Demir. It depicts the lifeless body of three-year-old Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi lying face down on a beach. Alan, along with his family, was attempting to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece in September 2015 when their boat capsized, resulting in their tragic deaths. The photograph became a symbol of the refugee crisis resulting from the Syrian Civil War.

Who is Nilüfer Demir?

Nilüfer Demir is a Turkish photojournalist who took the iconic photograph of Alan Kurdi. She was working for the Turkish news agency DHA (Dogan News Agency) at the time. Her photograph played a crucial role in bringing awareness to the refugee crisis and advocating for change.

Did the Alan Kurdi photograph lead to action?

The photograph spurred a renewed sense of urgency among governments and organizations to address the refugee crisis. It prompted debates about European immigration policies and led to increased efforts to provide aid and assistance to refugees. The image also mobilized public support for refugees and encouraged charitable contributions. While the photograph did contribute to a broader understanding of the plight of refugees, the crisis itself remains a complex issue that requires sustained attention and international cooperation.

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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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