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Posted by Lailah Berry

Nobody Cared About Opiates Until It Started to Affect the Soccer Moms

April 23, 2018

One night, I sat with my friends as we watched the news. We sat and listened to what officials were being elected and what events… Read more »

Posted by Veneeta Danhoui

The Ecological Footprint of Aunt Flow

April 18, 2018

Yesterday I learned that every piece of plastic created since plastic was invented (that hasn’t been burned) still exists in some… Read more »

Posted by Ofelia Alonso

We Can’t Leave Faith Behind

April 17, 2018

  I grew up as a Jehovah’s Witness. I spent my formative years devoted to my relationship to God and my spiritual community…. Read more »

Posted by Dené Dryden

Paid Time Off is a Staple for Reproductive Justice

April 12, 2018

On Monday, Senator Tammy Duckworth became the first senator to give birth while in office. She will be taking parental leave, but… Read more »

Posted by Anna Khan

Don’t Confuse Political Correctness with Respecting People

April 11, 2018

Image via Flickr Last year, South Asian comedian Hari Kondabalu released a documentary film entitled The Problem with Apu that inc… Read more »

Posted by Lailah Berry

Our Lives Matter and Howard Demonstrations Prove Protest Isn’t Dead

April 10, 2018

After the Black Lives Matter protests, and all of the “Hands Up Don’t Shoot” marches, I began to lose faith in activism. I started… Read more »

Posted by Veneeta Danhoui

Why Essential Oils Should Get More Hype in Your Self-Care Routine

April 4, 2018

People all around the world have been using essential oils for centuries and their endless healing qualities are no secret to the… Read more »

Posted by Dené Dryden

Living in a Women’s House Made Me a Better Feminist

March 30, 2018

During my first two years attending Kansas State University, I chose to live in a small, all-female residence hall called Smurthwa… Read more »