Experts have noticed an increase in the severity of mental health conditions among Black girls who witness police violence—like the one who witnessed George Floyd’s murder.
Former state delegate Jennifer Carroll Foy is picking up high-profile endorsements from groups that support women and people of color, including Higher Heights. But the Democratic primary hasn’t been easy.
Longtime feminist activist Loretta Ross has a solution for the counterproductive public shaming that takes place in social justice movements—she calls on us to try “calling in.”
Ladan Osman’s lines tend to levitate from the page and embed themselves into your heart and consciousness. Nearly every poem in her collections point to generations of women whose full humanity has been questioned or exploited, their power underestimated.
Whether it’s because they live in a child care desert, work non-traditional hours, or the cost is simply too high—the lack of access to quality, affordable child care is making it impossible for parents, and in particular women, to get back to work.
We have an historic opportunity to re-build an economy that actually works for women and working families and supports children’s growth and development by finally making child care a priority, not an afterthought.
“In Our Mothers’ Gardens”—the new documentary by debut filmmaker Shantrelle P. Lewis, from Ava DuVernay’s ARRAY films—is a deeply personal film exploring the relationships between Black mothers and daughters.
Racism manifested by police stops, microaggressions at work, discriminatory and hostile treatment while shopping for groceries and doing other innocuous tasks, and systemic inequalities in housing and education take an enormous toll—both physically and psychologically.
Change starts with recognizing the people behind the byline. All year, join us on the last Thursday of the month to learn The Story Behind Her.
This week, meet Nicole A. Childers—an executive producer on Marketplace. Childers is also member of IWMF’s new Next Gen Safety Trainers program—which aims to train a cohort of women and non-binary people to counter the disparity that exists in the security advising and training space, currently dominated by cisgender, white men.
“From student loan debt to CPR training; from COVID-19 impacts to homelessness, every issue is a gender issue,” says the United State of Women (USOW) about their new initiative to highlight gender disparities across all policy issues.
This week: Biden administration speaks on Black maternal health; all U.S. adults are eligible for COVID-19 vaccination; Derek Chauvin is convicted for murdering George Floyd; Senate passes bill to address anti-Asian crimes; Biden pledges to cut emissions in half; and more!