Let the Secrets be Damned, Not the Women

It’s Oscars time in the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp—and fittingly, many of the Best Picture nominees are films whose plot lines expose secrets.

It Takes a Village: How the U.S. Can Lift Up Single Moms

I see how single mothers and their children could thrive if our businesses, institutions and lawmakers learned from our communities.

Flying Out of Bed

I know why I haven’t spoken about the violence that shaped my life. If the holding of pain is hard, the speaking of it to a world that does not want to hear is not a risk most of us will take.

#MeToo: Over 30 Years Later, I’m Reporting My Harassers

When the #MeToo movement first emerged, I thought that I had no interest in saying the words myself.

The Price of Being First

I had been a member of that Integration Generation, a “first,” a foot soldier enlisted to break barriers that should never have been erected in the first place. Now, I would need to develop new survival skills that would get me past the minefields of race and gender firsts.

Making Space for Girls

This year, four Pascua Yaqui Native American girls got the chance to be the first of their tribe to go Space Camp.

A Mass Lesbian Wedding at the End of the World

The last time I felt hope was on a hot summer day in Provincetown.

#MeToo: This Time I’m Not Letting It Go

When men say “you misunderstood,” or “it wasn’t intentional,” I don’t believe them. I didn’t believe them then and I don’t believe them now—especially now, after years of slights, innuendos and deliberate disrespect.

The Trouble with Confidence

Women make choices daily between the freedom to enjoy solitude—whether alone at home or in the world—and safety. Oftentimes, men can’t comprehend what that’s like.

#StandBesideHer: 10 Ways Women Can Support Girls Every Day

From mentorship to random acts of (feminist) kindness, these are just 10 ways to support—and empower—the women and young girls in your life.

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