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Kelly Gonsalves

Contributing Writer

Kelly Gonsalves is a sex and culture writer exploring love, lust, identity, and feminism. Her work has appeared at Bustle, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, and more, and she previously worked as an associate editor for The Week. She's obsessed with badass ladies doing badass things, wellness movements, and very bad rom-coms.

The real punks of Russia
Russian punk.
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The real punks of Russia

The wizards of Chinese tea
Seasonal workers harvest longjing tea at a tea plantation in Hangzhou, China.
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The wizards of Chinese tea

The week's best photojournalism
A woman makes a bubble during a performance at SeaWorld in San Diego, California.
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The week's best photojournalism

The week's best photojournalism
A U.S. soldier places American flags at the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.
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The week's best photojournalism

Rage, pain, and hunger in Venezuela
A demonstrator throws a stone at riot police officers during a student protest in Caracas, Venezuela.
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Rage, pain, and hunger in Venezuela

The week's best photojournalism
An Afghan boy cools off under a muddy waterfall.
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The week's best photojournalism

In case of apocalypse
Seiichiro Nishimoto, CEO of Shelter Co., poses in his company-built nuclear shelter in his basement in Osaka, Japan.
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In case of apocalypse

The week's best photojournalism
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The week's best photojournalism

The inglorious urban surf
On the Jetty, 2005.
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The inglorious urban surf

War and parkour
Syrian teenagers perform Parkour moves atop city ruins.
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War and parkour

The week's best photojournalism
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The week's best photojournalism

Life behind bars for Thailand's transgender women
A Thai transvestite in a male zone of the Pattaya Remand Prison.
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Life behind bars for Thailand's transgender women

The week's best photojournalism
New Washington State Patrol troopers bow their heads during a prayer at the Patrol's graduation ceremonies in the Capitol rotunda in Olympia, Washington.
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The week's best photojournalism

The manicured illusion of China's streaming starlets
Do not believe everything you see on the internet.
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The manicured illusion of China's streaming starlets

The week's best photojournalism
North Koreans swimming in a pool in the Munsu Water Park in Pyongyang.
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The week's best photojournalism

From horror to healing in northern Spain
The Basque village of Santurtzi, northern Spain, in 2006 versus 2017.
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From horror to healing in northern Spain

The beauty of Ghana's fervent faith
Choir members from the Arena of Love Church pose for a photo after Sunday service in Kumasi, Ghana.
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The beauty of Ghana's fervent faith

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The 'El Silencio' brotherhood takes part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, Spain.
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The week's best photojournalism

The blacksmith brothers who suit up the pope's Swiss Guard
Johann Schmidberger works on a suit of armor for the Vatican's Swiss Guards.
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The blacksmith brothers who suit up the pope's Swiss Guard

The week's best photojournalism
Striking images from around the world.
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The week's best photojournalism

Amtrak's gorgeous window onto the American West
The California Zephyr.
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Amtrak's gorgeous window onto the American West

The week's best photojournalism
A whole lot of Einsteins.
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The week's best photojournalism

What Jane the Virgin knows about happiness
Jane and Michael on their first date.
Analysis

What Jane the Virgin knows about happiness

A love letter to my gynecologist
A good gynecologist can make a girl feel great.
Feature

A love letter to my gynecologist

Texas' 'wrongful birth' bill could allow doctors to lie to pregnant women about fetal abnormalities
Texas pregnancy bill.
Only in America

Texas' 'wrongful birth' bill could allow doctors to lie to pregnant women about fetal abnormalities

The power of taking a punch
Students train at the All Stars Boxing Gym.
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The power of taking a punch

Is olive oil becoming a luxury?
Olive Oil.
Climate change

Is olive oil becoming a luxury?

There are more than 1,300 apps dedicated to mindfulness and meditation
Mindfulness has become a trillion-dollar industry
ommmm my god

There are more than 1,300 apps dedicated to mindfulness and meditation

A love letter to my gynecologist
A good gynecologist can make a girl feel great.
Opinion

A love letter to my gynecologist

Could airlines soon get rid of seat-back screens?
Airlines might be trashing seat-back entertainment.
Say it ain't so

Could airlines soon get rid of seat-back screens?

Everyone is losing their minds over these Costco golf balls
Costco golf balls are changing the game.
sports are weird

Everyone is losing their minds over these Costco golf balls

In some ways, America's manufacturing industry is actually booming
Education requirements are changing for manufacturing jobs.
in some ways it's actually growing

In some ways, America's manufacturing industry is actually booming

Is trust dead?
Trust in the government has fallen in 2017.
trust nobody

Is trust dead?

America's first new private passenger rail service in 100 years will open this summer
A new passenger rail service will open this summer.
yay trains!

America's first new private passenger rail service in 100 years will open this summer

Guess which airline had the most flight delays in 2016?
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flying in america

Guess which airline had the most flight delays in 2016?

In final farewell note, Obama offers Americans hope for 'when the arc of progress seems slow'
Barack Obama.
a final farewell

In final farewell note, Obama offers Americans hope for 'when the arc of progress seems slow'