Truly accessible and equitable sexual assault services must be deeply rooted in Cultural Humility—and it should be seen as just as critical a soft skill as the others in our field.
Working at the Mariposa Food Co-op in West Philadelphia exposed Jamila Medley to a new model: No longer helping people, she’s now empowering them to create a thriving co-operative economy.
The federal government shutdown reminded people of just how fragile a supposedly steady job can be. But while many government workers knew their pay would eventually resume, income insecurity is a daily struggle for millions of other people living in the U.S.—one that can last a lifetime.
Unless we reckon with the depth and staying power of white supremacy and toxic masculinity, we will never be able to do anything more than defend what little inclusion and democracy we have. That begins with acknowledging it.
This year, I’m committing to our collective liberation.
The FBI says hate crimes have risen 17 percent. What would the number be if people felt safe reporting?
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took the internet by storm last week with an Instagram photo captioned with just one word: “Squad.” That post summed up the future we’ve been fighting for: a government made up of diverse women, who reflect the communities they represent. Women who have run as they are, and women who won as they are.
After the midterm election was won by women of color, with so many historic “firsts” being made in the process, our president was not in a good mood, especially when it came to journalists who happened also to be women of color trying to do their jobs.
When I was five years old, he joined the Ku Klux Klan; eventually, he became the North Carolina faction’s Grand Dragon. Although I now live in peace, much physical healing from the hate he espoused still lies ahead for me.
In advance of the midterm elections, racist attacks on voting rights are threatening to silence people of color across the country. For candidates of color, however, the tensions around race in America have reached a much more dangerous fever pitch.