What Obama’s Tuition-Free College Proposal Could Mean for Working Women
During his State of the Union address last month, President Obama introduced a proposal to offer tuition-free community college for students who attend school at least half time, keep their grade point average above 2.5, and make steady progress toward… Read More ›
Why I Live Tweeted My IUD Insertion
Feminism 101 teaches us “the personal is political,” and nothing rang more true than the day I deed to live tweet my IUD insertion. I’d tried hormonal contraceptive methods in the past. The pill never worked for me; between the… Read More ›
How We Treat—or Mistreat—Pregnant Workers in the U.S.
I’m A Huge Feminist. So What?
About a year-and-a-half ago, I started dating my now ex-boyfriend. Both of us lived in Boston but attended separate colleges, so our social circles hardly crossed paths and differed considerably. Like most couples, introducing one another to our respective social… Read More ›
Girl on Fire: A Feminist Stop, Drop and Roll
My Dear Feminist Activist, I’m writing this article in the form of a letter to you. It feels farcical to write about self-care from the midst of a melt down that maybe is not a melt down but a regular… Read More ›
Same-Sex Marriage: The Value of Buy-In
“Moreover, the bar for male allies has been set tremendously low. In contrast to the sacrifices, acts of bravery and daily fights women and LGBTQ people are expected to take on to achieve equality and justice, men are asked simply… Read More ›
I’m An Abortion Clinic Escort. This is #MyStory.
I volunteer because the war on women’s bodies is very much alive. Battlefields are all over country, including right here in New York City – yes, even with its reputation of being modern and progressive. Anti-choicers come out with the intention… Read More ›
I Was Raped While Studying Abroad — and Blamed for It. This Is #MyStory.
*Trigger warning: sexual violence* Four years ago I was privileged to spend a semester studying abroad in Rome, Italy. What a beautiful, historically rich, and deliciously decadent city to be living in! However, my joyous adventure was cut short when… Read More ›
#MyStory is NOT About My Marital Status
“Because I am female, I am expected to aspire to marriage. I am expected to make my life choices always keeping in mind that marriage is the most important.” –Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie I am female. I am Black. I am… Read More ›