When immigrant rights and reproductive justice activist Alejandra Pablos was sent to Eloy Detention Center in March, she had no idea when she would next see her family and friends again. After being held for over a month without bond, she is more driven than ever to fight back.
Author: Maura Turcotte
Envisioning the Future of the #MeToo Movement: Four Key Takeaways from the 2018 Global Women’s Rights Awards
At the Feminist Majority Foundation’s 13th annual Global Women’s Rights Awards, activists from around the world celebrated the momentum of the movement for gender equality—and envisioned the way forward.
Rest in Power: Remembering Laura Aguilar and Her Rebellious Photography
Laura Aguilar’s photography often portrayed her subjects frankly—but with a certain kind of tenderness, unwilling to surrender to society’s judgement of marginalized people.
What is the Future of Work for Women? Three Key Insights from the United State of Women Summit
Laphonza Butler, Ai-jen Poo and Aquilina Soriano discussed how to improve the workplace work for women in light of the #MeToo movement and the emerging gig economy at the 2018 United State of Women Summit. These are their three major takeaways.
What’s Next in the Fight for Reproductive Justice for Incarcerated Women
North Carolina officials have announced that prison officers will no longer shackle incarcerated women during childbirth—but the organizers and advocates at SisterSong, the women of color reproductive justice collective that led the campaign against shackling in the state, aren’t yet embarking on a victory march.
The Ms. Q&A: Chessy Prout is Reclaiming Her Narrative—as a Survivor and an Activist
“I just remember wanting to be a lighthouse for survivors—for people, for boys and girls in my school who were looking to stand up and fight back against this sort of rape culture that exists in so many places. I wanted to be the person that they could come to and say: ‘How can I help? How can I stand up? Let’s fight this together.'”
We Heart: Beyoncé’s Powerful Coachella Performance Celebrating Black Women
“Thank you for allowing me to be the first black woman to headline Coachella. Ain’t that ’bout a bitch.”
Where Maternal Health and Child Marriage Intersect
Child marriage interrupts the futures of young girls and women around the world—and it has great ramifications on their maternal health.
Rest in Power: Linda Brown’s Legacy is Still a Rallying Cry
Despite her powerful legacy, Brown’s fight goes on—and today, segregation in schools is rife and on the rise.
Accountability is Finally Coming to Academia in the Midst of #MeToo
A Title IX investigation prompted by an essay in Ms. is bringing the #MeToo movement—and some accountability—to the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Communication.