Vanessa and JR Ford didn’t know their youngest child was a girl until she told them on her fourth birthday. “Mom, I’m not a boy,” she said. “I’m a girl in my heart and in my brain.” As the parents of a transgender daughter, Vanessa and JR are at the epicenter of today’s changing terrain when it comes to gender. The Fords are just one of the families featured in my new documentary, Gender Revolution: A Journey With Katie Couric. In this companion podcast, Brian and I dive deep with the Fords and two others featured in Gender Revolution: Georgiann Davis, a sociologist and intersex activist, and Dr. Joshua Safer, who runs the Center for Transgender Medicine and Surgery at Boston Medical Center.
Gender Revolution explores the complexities of gender in everyday life. To better understand this social and scientific issue, I went across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families. Watch the documentary on National Geographic Channel on February 6th at 9/8c.
Gender Revolution explores the complexities of gender in everyday life. To better understand this social and scientific issue, I went across the U.S. to talk with scientists, psychologists, activists, authors and families. Watch the documentary on the National Geographic website or on demand.
Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric goes inside the tiny house movement to take a look at the revolutionary trend and learn how people are living small in both rural areas and the big city.
She started modeling when she was just 12 years old in her hometown of Lincoln, Nebraska, but now Ashley Graham is making a splash in the pages of this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, flaunting her beautiful and voluptuous size 16 figure in a steamy ad for Swimsuits for All.
Jazz Jennings — an award-winning activist, author, and reality star — has been sharing her experiences as a transgender girl since she was 6 years old. In her latest book, “Being Jazz: My Life as a (Transgender) Teen,” she tells her story from childhood to the start of her teen years. It’s out now, and Season 2 of her docuseries, “I Am Jazz,” premieres on TLC on June 8.
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Brian and I went to the White House to sit down with Valerie Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama. Not only is Jarrett a guiding voice in the Obama administration, but she has also been friends with the President and First Lady since they were an engaged couple in Chicago in the early 1990s. Jarrett discussed managing her work and friendship with the President, her emotions since the election and why she has hope for the Affordable Care Act’s future. Plus, Brian spoke with White House visitors from across the country.
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There were over 200 arrests made in Baton Rouge, La. and St. Paul, Minn. Saturday during demonstrations over recent fatal police shootings. One of those arrested was activist DeRay Mckesson, a prominent voice in the Black Lives Matter movement. Mckesson spoke with Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric about the ongoing protests, the movement and his arrest.
Bill Browder used to be Russia’s largest foreign investor. Then, in 2005, he was blacklisted by the Russian government and kicked out of the country. Now he’s one of Vladimir Putin’s most outspoken critics. He joins us to explain what went wrong, including how his own lawyer ended up dead in a Russian prison. Plus, Browder unpacks the perils and opportunities of a closer U.S. relationship with Russia and offers a chilling assessment of Putin.
After Katie Couric underwent a colonoscopy on live television in 2000, colonoscopy rates jumped by 20%. Research published in JAMA called it “The Katie Couric Effect.” Now, as part of American Heart Month, Yahoo News Global Anchor Couric is hoping to boost public awareness of heart disease in women by having her heart checked at the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, Calif.