A decade ago, gender reveal parties were unheard of. Now social media and even traditional media are filled with pregnant mothers and their husbands, all one-upping each other. There seems to be no limit to the outrageous ways people are using to reveal whether one’s baby will be a boy or a girl.
For nearly a week every month, 15-year-old Prakriti is forbidden from touching her family members or entering the kitchen because she is believed to be highly infectious. Prakriti isn’t actually sick at all. In Nepal, menstruating women are often referred to as “untouchable” and they must follow strict rules.
At the age of 13, a French peasant girl named Joan D’Arc began hearing voices and having visions. The voices told her to go on an important mission to save France. It was the 1400s, and England was occupying much of France, forcing many French people to leave their homes.