Conversations around sex trafficking experienced a resurgence following the investigation and indictment of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein and his accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell. However, the renewed spotlight on sex trafficking also helped popularize a plethora of unsupported conspiracy theories—leaving survivors in the shadows as powerful people continue to contort the narrative.
Karla J. Strand had an opportunity to speak with Sara Sinclair—editor of “How We Go Home: Voices From Indigenous North America”—about the book, its impact and the power of collective memory.
In honor of #ThxBirthControl Day, Ms. magazine sat down with Dr. Gillian Sealy, Dr. Megan Stubbs and Dr. Staci Tanouye to chat about birth control, why it matters, how it can be used for much more than controlling pregnancy, and more.
In this Q&A, Luchina Fisher discusses her upcoming documentary titled Mama Gloria, which follows the story of Chicago’s Black transgender icon Gloria Allen.
In the interview, she also talks about the importance of parents being allies to their LGBTQ children, especially within the Black community.
Ms. spoke with alpine ski racing champion Lindsey Vonn about her work to increase opportunities for women and girls to get involved in sports.
“As every abortion restriction was put in place, as every reality of untested rape kits smashed into my heart, as I read the statistics on domestic violence, I became more adamant about women having a manifest destiny to free themselves, to find out what they can do to stop the horror show that is sexism. “
Ms. writer Michele Meek recently spoke with author Jenni Hendriks about how Unpregnant tackles abortion—an issue that had largely gone missing from teen comedies for over two decades.
Soccer superstar Abby Wambach spoke with Ms. about the new young readers edition of her bestselling book, “Wolfpack.”
Ms. recently spoke with Rabbi Hara Person—chief executive of the Central Conference of American Rabbis and self-proclaimed “reader, writer, feminist and challah-baker” —about politics, women’s rights, and the role of faith-based leaders in 2020.
“We need to make sure people hear that there is no such thing as the one religious perspective or the one faith perspective on reproductive rights—we need to say loudly and clearly that there is a progressive religious voice on these issues as well as the right wing religious voice that they regularly hear. “
JoAnne Bland, founder of Journeys for the Soul tour company, was 11 years old when she crossed the Edmund Pettus Bridge on March 7, 1965—a day that would come to be known as Bloody Sunday.
“To look at those kids out there trying to do what’s right and saying they’re not gonna take it anymore, brought back the memories of the ‘60s. And when police attacked, it really took me straight back to that bridge, straight back to that bridge. How could this happen? To still be happening 55 years later, how can it? … But [I pray that] those children don’t stop. Don’t stop ‘til they get it right. … I encourage them and I pray every day: Please don’t stop. Change will come if you keep their feet to the fire. Change will come.”