The entrenched class and racial divide in Salinas, California reared its ugly head via Instagram, TikTok and Facebook recently, when high schools students abused a Black doll named Shaniqua. Racism is injurious not just to those on the receiving end, but to those who perpetrate the continued exclusion of those not like them.
The political earthquake that was the 2016 election sparked a dormant ember that fired up Latinas to run for office against the threat of misogynistic forces bent on rolling back hard-fought women’s rights. Now, we’re witnessing the fruits of their labor flourish.
The U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission—a binational effort established to address health concerns in border communities—was defunded by the Trump administration in 2017.
As COVID-19 has had a devastating impact in border cities, the need for Congress or the Biden administration to reestablish the commission is more clear than ever.
Women journalists have always been at the forefront of change—so as the U.S. faces compounding crises, it’s no surprise that women journalists are stepping up to bring truth to the public.
This month, meet Valeria Fernández and Maritza L. Félix, co-hosts of the “Comadres Al Aire” podcast based in Phoenix, Arizona.
This week in Keeping Score: activists and DOJ defend trans rights; Senate recognizes Juneteenth as federal holiday; New York will offer gender-neutral IDs; Biden judicial nominees include a record number of women; and more.
A spate of recent articles notes that, rather than an anticipated COVID-19 baby boom, demographers are predicting a “baby bust.” One such article in this magazine argues that this is a good thing—for the climate, the environment, and women’s empowerment.
Not so fast.
On 4/20, feminist conversations shift to the war on drugs and its disproportionate impact on Black and brown communities.
America was experiencing a family homelessness crisis long before the COVID-19 pandemic. Unless immediate action is taken to prevent a tidal wave of women and children from losing their homes in the year ahead, even more families will fall into the vicious cycle of homelessness.
“Gabriela Garcia captures the lives of Cuban women in a world to which they refuse to surrender and she does so with precision and generosity and beauty.”
— Roxane Gay
This list highlights just 25 of the young women and girls of color who are changing the cultural and political landscape.
With a diverse array of tactics like documentary filmmaking, community organizing, social media and photography, they are eschewing the old playbook and forging a new way forward. The next generation of leaders have arrived. Let’s meet them.