In no particular order, here are some of the great essays published by BuzzFeed’s global bureaus this year.
More than half of Mexico’s population identifies as dark-skinned, but you wouldn’t know it flipping through the pages of the country’s most popular magazines. From BuzzFeed Mexico.
Activists for black, brown, and Indigenous rights around the world have adopted the Black Lives Matter slogan alongside homegrown movements against racism and police brutality.
“I’ve had conversations with local officials about it and so far their biggest new concern about the election is drunken expats trying to deface Trump signs.”
“Perhaps Trump won’t put this blonde woman in prison…after all, Trump has always left blondes satisfied.”
Whether you’re #withher, #MAGA or voting third party, there’s a lot more on the 2016 ballot that deserves your attention.
Including one for “I drank a lot, but not as much as I could have.”
“A bear isn’t a cow’s brother” - Mike Pence, some day, hopefully.
Not your average commute, even on Russia’s subway lines.
“Grandma, maybe you don’t need to watch this.”
Russia’s media watchdog blocked access to two porn sites and suggested viewers could go meet people in real life instead.
Is it weird if you recycle your LinkedIn profile pic?
Sorceresses are among us and they are rhythmic gymnasts.
How did your country do in horse + top hat + dancer?
“Pretty much like reality, but of course without the murders and the wigs.” (Warning: spoilers through Season 4!)
You don’t have to run away to join the circus — or to get a great workout.
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