ORIGINALLY FROM BOGOTÁ, COLOMBIA, DANIELA FRANCO IS FEATURES EDITOR FOR THE DESERT SUN, A USA TODAY AND GANNETT PUBLICATION, BASED OUT OF PALM SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA.

SHE HAS PREVIOUSLY WRITTEN FOR NBC NEWSTHE NEW YORK TIMES STUDENT JOURNALISM INSTITUTE AND TAKEPART.COM.

SHE STUDIED JOURNALISM, SOCIOLOGY AND LATIN AMERICAN STUDIES AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY'S GALLATIN SCHOOL OF INDIVIDUALIZED STUDY.

‘Like a Girl’ Campaign Returns, and It’s More Relevant Than Ever

‘Like a Girl’ Campaign Returns, and It’s More Relevant Than Ever

Always—a brand of feminine hygiene products that partners with organizations to promote the well-being of girls—is bringing back its successful social experiment with a new video, “Always #LikeAGirl – Unstoppable.” The video asks young girls, “Have you ever been told that because you are a girl, you can’t do something?”

The answer is straightforward: “Yes.”

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The U.S. Military May Allow Transgender Service Members. Here Are Five Unresolved Issues

The U.S. Military May Allow Transgender Service Members. Here Are Five Unresolved Issues

The U.S. Will Return to Cuba. Here’s What It Means for Human Rights

The U.S. Will Return to Cuba. Here’s What It Means for Human Rights