Feelings of forced vulnerability and exploitation cycled through my body as I waited for my number to be called at a local HIV testing clinic. I didn’t know what to think of my predicament. I was the girl who always Read More »
When the American Health Care Act(AHCA) passed the House, my first thought was: Shit, would I have to stop having sex?
The AHCA, the bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act, commonly called Obamacare, will roll back advances the previous Read More »
Graphic designer and illustrator Micah Bazant is an “artivist” whose work goes beyond political propaganda. Using vibrant colors and bold statements about social justice, the Bay Area resident creates posters, T-shirts, and digital postcards featuring real and imagined people, ancestors Read More »
Senate Republicans recently released a health care bill that the Congressional Budget Office estimates would result in 22 million people losing their insurance coverage by 2026, including 15 million who are insured by Medicaid, which largely covers low-income Americans. Like Read More »
Author Janet Mock’s ascent as a media and advocacy powerhouse has been swift since the 2014 release of her first memoir, Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More. She has gracefully wielded her truth in Read More »
Eleven years ago I joined the fight for abortion access, after a 14-year-old parent, pregnant again by an adult, told me it was cheaper to pay friends $10 each to beat her up and force miscarriage than it was to Read More »
In 1962, teenager George F. Jackson wrote a letter to President John F. Kennedy with an appeal: “I am a thirteen-year-old colored boy and I like to spell. Do you think you could help me and get the Lynchburg bee Read More »
When I arrived at the clinic in Washington, I looked for the young woman I was waiting for. Her body was covered with tattoos of birds and stars. She hugged me with a warm smile and introduced me to her Read More »
I was a 22-year-old carefree Black girl going to school at a local community college and working part-time at a sports arena called the Rose Garden.
I have never looked at life through rose-colored glasses, but always enjoyed the ride Read More »
The image of a group of white men in suits celebrating the passage of a health care bill that would snatch away affordable access to health care from millions of people—including those living in poverty, people of color, people with Read More »