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Uganda’s New Criminalization Bill Further Endangers Those in the Sex Industry

Women's Media Center (Women Under Siege) - June 2021

On May 3, the Ugandan Parliament voted to pass the 2019 Sexual Offenses Bill, which reinforces the criminalization of sex work and same-sex relations under the pretense of strengthening protections against sexualized violence. The consequences of this new legislation will fall heaviest on women and marginalized groups during an already fraught year.


The Indigenous Woman Leading the Fight to Save the Arctic Wildlife Refuge

Women's Media Center (FBomb) - November 2020

For Bernadette Demientieff, the Arctic was never just some far-off region portending the coming horrors of climate change. Fort Yukon, Alaska, is home to her, and warming temperatures have long been a devastating reality.


Meet The Environmental Organizer Making Waves In Tennessee’s Senate Race

Supermajority News - September 2020

Marquita Bradshaw is a 46-year-old community organizer who made history as the first Black woman to receive a major party’s nomination for U.S. Senate in Tennessee. We spoke about about her activist career, being a “first,” and why we all need to vote this fall.


How To Cope With 2020 Election Stress

HealthCentral - October 2020

A recent survey conducted on behalf of the American Psychological Association (APA) found that 68% of U.S. adults consider the 2020 presidential election to be a significant source of stress in their lives.


West Virginia’s First Trans Lawmaker On Why Local Elections Matter

Supermajority News - October 2020

On June 9, 26-year-old Rosemary Ketchum became one of only 27 openly transgender elected officials across the United States. We spoke about local politics, racial justice, and “the intersectionality of what it means to be vulnerable.”


What We Can Learn From RBG’s Remarkable Cancer Fight

HealthCentral - October 2020

The late Justice battled five bouts of cancer over a span of 21 years, remaining active in the halls of the Court and attending speeches, interviews, and other widely publicized events.


Meet Shawn Bethea, The Crohn’s Advocate Fighting for Racial Justice

HealthCentral - September 2020

Bethea has lived with IBD since 2009, and her reality as a Black woman has impacted the way she’s treated in hospitals, the way she is forced to present her emotions, and the way she thinks about her role in the world.


How Police Brutality Harms The Mental Health Of Black Americans

HealthCentral - June 2020

One study published in The Lancet found that police killings of unarmed Black Americans can have an impact on Black citizens, lasting for at least three months after the incident.

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