Gender Writer Miriam Zoila Pérez is a Cuban-American writer covering issues of race, health and gender. She is the founder of RadicalDoula.com, and was an Editor at Feministing.com for four years, during which time the site was awarded the Sidney J Hillman Prize for Blog Journalism. Her writing has appeared in The Nation, Alternet, The American Prospect, MORE Magazine, RH Reality Check and a number of anthologies, including "Yes Means Yes," "Click" and "Persistence." Pérez is the author of "The Radical Doula Guide: A Political Primer for Full-Spectrum Pregnancy and Childbirth Support." Learn more about her work on her website, or follow her on twitter @miriamzperez.
In her first book, civil rights activist and attorney Deepa Iyer chronicles the experiences of U.S. Arabs, Muslims, Sikhs and South Asians after 9/11 and weighs in on how the ISIS massacre in Paris will reverberate in this country.
A new group in Washington, D.C., In Laughing Color, teaches queer and trans people of color to do improv, write jokes and command an audience. They're having their second "graduation" showcase this week.
Blacks, Latinos and Native Americans are missing from the medical field. That's why Chicago family physician Kameron Leigh Matthews hits the road twice a year to help college students realize their dreams.
Planned Parenthood is the perennial target of anti-choice attacks, but the independent abortion providers that perform up to 80 percent of the procedures in the United States are also struggling. Here's how the campaign against Planned Parenthood impacts clinics that don't get much media attention or national support.
After Blanca Borrego presented a false ID at Texas' Northeast Women's Healthcare Clinic, staff members called the police. The mother of two was arrested and jailed for two weeks—a move that could deter other undocumented women from seeking vital gynecological care.
You're probably feeling serious deja vu from the latest spate of videos that anti-abortion activists and lawmakers are using to impact Planned Parenthood's federal funding. Here are five reasons why this familiar tactic and the political machinations it's fueling matter to communities of color.
Aspen Baker, co-founder of the controversial post-abortion support service Exhale, talks about her "pro-voice" philosophy, why her group refuses to label itself pro-choice or pro-life, and how it deals with race in the reproductive health movement.