Kaelyn Forde

Kaelyn Forde

Kaelyn Forde is a reporter, editor and producer whose work has been published by Al Jazeera, ABC News, InStyle, Glamour, Allure and Refinery29, among others. 

She writes about women's rights, politics, Latin America and the intersection of motherhood and public policy. 

Gender Equity

Do Nobel Prizes portend women's progress in STEM fields?

More women are earning STEM doctorates, but they still face unconscious bias and gaps in pay and research resources.

 Do Nobel Prizes portend women's progress in STEM fields?

Education

The other student debt: US kids struggle to pay for school meals

With unpaid meal debt topping $10m, advocates say it is time that all United States students had a free lunch.

The other student debt: US kids struggle to pay for school meals

Cancer

'Rare' cancers are common, so why the lack of research funding?

The term 'rare cancer' encompasses 198 different diseases, according to the European Information Network.

'Rare' cancers are common, so why the lack of research funding?

Cancer

Fighting for a cure, even if only for others

Less research funding goes to metastatic cancer than earlier stages of the disease; patients are working to change that.

Fighting for a cure, even if only for others

Health

Family races to raise $3m to treat son's ultrarare disease

Michael Pirovolakis has a genetic disorder that will eventually paralyse him.

Family races to raise $3m to treat son's ultrarare disease

Gender Equity

'Motherhood penalty' starts even before kids, study finds

Women's wages take a hit for every child they have, and some are penalised even before becoming pregnant.

'Motherhood penalty' starts even before kids, study finds

LGBT

The economic impact of same-sex marriage

Three countries legalised same-sex marriage in 2019, some citing its economic benefits.

The economic impact of same-sex marriage

Mozambique

US ups investment in Africa to counter China's influence

US will more than double money available for investment in low- and middle-income countries, many of them in Africa.

US ups investment in Africa to counter China's influence

Abortion

In the face of new abortion bans, some US states expand access

As more states pass abortion bans, Illinois, New York and others seek to protect a woman's right to have the procedure.

In the face of new abortion bans, some US states expand access

Arts & Culture

Readers embrace marginalised 'Own Voices', but book industry lags

Books about underrepresented characters by marginalised authors resonate with readers. But publishing needs to catch up.

Readers embrace marginalised 'Own Voices', but book industry lags

Gender Equity

Gender penalty: Student debt and daycare stifle American mothers

Burden of affording higher education overlaps with cost of raising young children, creating double difficulty for many.

Gender penalty: Student debt and daycare stifle American mothers

Business & Economy

The US is spending more on pupils, but teachers need a raise

The US spent more than $12,000 per student on public education in 2017, report says. Teacher pay, however, lags behind.

The US is spending more on pupils, but teachers need a raise