“Despite [the president’s] attempts to marginalize us and to silence us, please know that we are more than four people. We ran on a mandate to advocate for and represent those ignored, left out and left behind. Our squad is big.”
“Sometimes stories live within us, and then the events around us stir up narratives that we think we have forgotten.”
At times, the experience of reading “PATSY” was like looking in a mirror.
“As Black women, we understand how it feels to be stripped of our rights. We know the pain of having our children torn from our arms. We are intimately familiar with the systematic attacks on our rights, our families and our lives. We stand in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color in demanding that America live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all.”
“We need to understand that style and adornment have always been central to a feminist project and how feminists have defined themselves or pushed back against normative readings of the body.”
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.
Denying access to legal abortion denies us full citizenship. It’s another way to disempower us. And Black women are disparately impacted by these attacks.
Fifty years after the Stonewall Riots began the modern LGBTQ+ movement, young people like Lillian Lennon and Raquel Willis are forming a new front line in the fight for trans equality—and giving young trans people hope for the future.
“The many women that I’ve had the opportunity to know and to walk alongside over the years are incredible. They’re powerful, and they have their own voices, but they’re not always given the mic or the megaphone—and I believe that all of us need to find ways to help those who are least visible be passed the microphone.”
City officials and local movement leaders in Los Angeles came together Saturday for the dedication of what is now Dolores Huerta Square.