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A New Disabled South

Diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy at a year old, I have lived with a disability my entire life. But that’s not what compelled me to become an activist. What politicized me around disability was watching America’s healthcare system fail my mother. She was diagnosed with cancer when I was a teenager.…

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My Period Story Will Change Perceptions

By Regina Afanwi Young In honor of World Menstrual Hygiene Day, Regina Afanwi Young shares how we can break taboos around menstruation and support girls with the resources they need. Talking about menstruation has always been a difficult task in my community. Most women were never educated about menstruation and…

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Women Using Art and Culture to Build Peace in Ukraine

By Nina Grant We want to show that…life will go on. We will win [the war] and we can beat the enemy, whether it’s with a paintbrush or with weapons. Olena Yanko Women play a crucial role in peacebuilding as they focus on reconciliation, economic development, education, and transitional justice,…

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Bleaching Bookshelves: An Analysis of Recent Book Bans in America

By Alyssa Lizarraga  In March 2022, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed Florida House Bill 1467, which, among other conditions, requires all schoolbooks to be reviewed by a district-appointed “media specialist” to ensure they are appropriate for children. Soon after, videos started appearing of empty bookshelves in Florida classrooms and school libraries.…

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Celebrate Mother’s Day by Listening to Guaranteed Income Recipients

By Katie Fleischer As families across the U.S. celebrate Mother’s Day, millions of low-income Americans are struggling to pay their bills, make rent, and put food on the table. Now, House Republicans are trying to pass budget cuts and work requirements for SNAP, Medicaid and other federal programs, making it…

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Asian American and Pacific Islander women fighting for equality in the U.S.

By Velu Ochoa Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women in the United States have been fighting for equality and justice for generations. From advocating for immigrant rights to combating anti-Asian hate crimes, AAPI women continue to make their voices heard and drive positive change in the United States. We…

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The Importance of Fat Representation

The Representation Project’s #AllBodies Report was recently featured in a Healthline article about the impact of inadequate fat representation. Our 2022 report examined representations of fat women and girls in entertainment media from 2011 to 2021–the first quantitative study of its kind. Our key findings reflect what fat activists have…

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Addressing Sexism and Bias in Mental Health Therapy

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and the American Psychological Association is making sure that women of diverse backgrounds feel heard and validated by their therapists with revamped guidelines for the treatment of girls and women in the era of #MeToo and #BlackLivesMatter. The new guidelines help therapists to: Recognize…

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Republicans Block Senate Vote on ERA—But Advocates Vow to Continue the Fight

By Roxy Szal and Oliver C. Haug The Senate on Thursday had its first vote on the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in 40 years. At a press conference after the Thursday vote, advocates and lawmakers vowed to not give up the fight for the ERA. (ERA Coalition / Twitter) Republican…

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Feminism in Sports: the Breakthroughs and the Setbacks

By Ava Lee-Green Women’s and girls’ participation in sports is on the rise. With the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup right around the corner, there has been a lot of conversation about not only the United States Women’s National Team’s (USWNT) chances of bringing home a fifth World Cup title…

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