"I will say at the intersection of being a woman and black, the amount of expectation and exceptionalism—we should not be burning ourselves out. Folks expect that, but we can reject that—we can say no and take care of ourselves better. I am still working on this, in a collective in activism, you don’t have to hold everything. We have been trying to build that in the campaign."
Political advocacy is crucial right now, and even if you have never participated before, there is a way to protect our democracy. Like Michelle Obama said, "When we all vote, we take our power back."
"It is clear the fight to preserve protections for pre-existing conditions is on the ballot. The next Justice that goes on the Court will decide whether or not 135 million Americans—including my daughter—will still have protections despite pre-existing conditions."
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"It takes a Black woman roughly 589 days to make what a white, non-Hispanic man can make in 365 days. And while many of the statistics focus on disparities with men, it’s also important to note that Black women are also paid significantly less than white women."
"Of, for and by the people, if people isn’t center to everything you’re doing, then why are you doing it?" Meet Kirsten Harris-Talley, she is running for State Representative in Seattle's 37th District, and is the first profile for our Women In Politics series.
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ShiShi urges us to ask ourselves the hard questions – and to listen harder to the perspectives of POC.
"Tune in, help us spread the word on social media, and consider sending an email out to any well-heeled folks you know. I know there's a ton going on right now and I know I'm biased, but this country isn't free without access to abortion, and this is checkmate."
"But, for better or worse, numbers can help us to better understand how we got here. They can also help us to better understand how we’ll cope once the crisis has passed." Policy-driven editor, publisher and producer Laicie Heeley is sharing her expertise on our economy in light of the global pandemic.
Jessica Yellin has created a unique space in the media landscape, presenting a concise, calm and noiseless version of the news via her Instagram platform. We spoke with Jessica about her debut fiction novel, Savage News, making mid-life career pivots, and how we can all distill our news consumption to get the facts that matter.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court struggled to decide whether a landmark 1964 civil rights law bars employment discrimination based on sexual orientation and transgender status.
“It’s paramount that we honor women who paved the way for us, because without visibility our history becomes lost."
"If this happened to me, it could happen to anyone else."
We're deciphering the current political landscape on women's rights, equal pay, migrant detention, and climate change—and offering ways to help.