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."
Park Cannon is one of just four openly LGBTQ Black officials in state legislatures nationwide. Here, she tells Colorlines about her unorthodox path to becoming a state representative, the homophobia she faced during the election and some of the things that inspired her along the way.
La Sarmiento has been a leader of American LGBTQ and people-of-color Buddhist communities for close to a decade. I caught up with the trans, queer Filipino teacher before a silent retreat to discuss the dynamics of race and gender in a world that is typically White, cisgender and straight.
"TRAPPED" shows how anti-abortion TRAP laws are having real-life consequences for women of color and poor women in the South—from long waits to refusals due to short staffing. It also provides a glimpse into the lives of doctors who travel hundreds of miles each month trying to serve every woman in need—and often failing.
Oral arguments for Whole Woman's Heath v. Hellerstedt, the case centered on a Texas law that could make or break U.S. abortion access, were pretty muted. Outside, hundreds of activists, dominated by abortion rights supporters, chanted, sang and flashed their signs.
The shakeup in the Supreme Court could prevent a major setback to abortion rights nationally. But it also increases the likelihood that Texas women will remain without the majority of their state's clinics.
PBS is premiering the Misty Copeland documentary, "A Ballerina's Tale," tonight (February 8). We talked to Brittani Marie, a former ballerina and the co-founder of Brown Girls Do Ballet, about the importance of Copeland's success, her own struggles with racism and body image and what it will take to bring more girls of color into the predominantly White ballet world.
The new site by the creators of Hollaback! supports people facing violent threats, racist messages and other forms of online harassment by allowing them to document the abuse and ask for help from other users.
On this 43rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, you need to get familiar with another huge case the Supreme Court will hear in March: Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole. It could reverse a controversial Texas law that has closed most of the state's abortion clinics under the guise of women's safety. Or it could mean that even fewer women in this country will have access to an affordable, safe and timely abortion.