There's an odd feeling at being a former or used-to-be anything. Whenever you think about the way your brain used to work and the spaces you used to take up, it's hard not to feel something. Around Christmas time every year I'd always find myself thinking those same thoughts: This used to mean something to you.
Remember that feeling of rolling in to health class, spotting the TV/VCR set-up and celebrating the fact that you'd be forgoing worksheets for some wholesome, informative screen time? Well, this is nothing like that.
From the triumphant wins for visibility, the environment and basic human rights to the somber reminders of violence, suffering and inequality around the world, 2015 was a year that showed us the best and worst humanity has to offer.
Tracy 'Africa' Norman, 63, was profiled in New York Magazine's The Cut where she talked about her career as a high fashion model, how she scored exclusive contracts with Avon and Clairol (a huge deal for models of color, especially at the time) and how she kept a huge part of her identity -- that she was a transgender woman -- a secret.
A team of activists (including the filmmakers behind "Racing Extinction") teamed up with the Vatican for a beautiful light show that demonstrated the heartbreaking reality of extinction -- that is, if humans don't intervene.
The publisher of the "Presidential Passion" erotica series (yes, that's erotica starring presidential candidates) told MTV News why they've created this kind of project and what it all means to make sex political and politics sexy.