Politics

Acting Up for Palestine: HIV+ Playwright on Medstrike for Gaza

by | January 30, 2024

Playwright Victor I. Cazares stops HIV meds in bold med-strike for Gaza, challenging NYTW's silence on Palestinian genocide and advocating for change.

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When Moms Get political: Protest and Parenthood in Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts

by | May 9, 2023

Acree Macam reflects on the murder of Tortuguita, activist parents and children, and Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts

Cover of Celeste Ng's book "Our Missing Hearts"

Secret CVs: The Slow Violence of Casual Sexism in Academia

by | February 9, 2023

An anonymous whistleblower describes the cumulative effect of sexual harassment in academia.

Photo of sexual assault perpetrator John Seale speaking at google.

Black Candles for Bad Men

by | January 12, 2023

A supermarket worker turns to her ancestors for help stopping sexual harassment.

Black candle against a black backdrop

So You’ve Decided to “Live Your Life” Now That You Think COVID is Over…

by | December 13, 2022

As the pandemic rages on, Anna Hamilton urges the continued use of Covid precautions: "On some level, I understand being 'tired' of the pandemic. I understand missing 'normalcy.' But for people who have debilitating chronic illness, chronic pain/fatigue, and/or long Covid, our normal sucks."

Empty hospital bed by a window

Noncompliant Heart

by | October 18, 2022

Writer Wendy C. Ortiz traces the development of her rebellious spirit and schools us in fascism’s ties to the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ronald Reagan

Learning to Throw Axes

by | October 7, 2022

Horrified by the overturning of Roe v Wade, a Latina consoles herself with a re-imagining of Medusa and axes.

illustration of medusa's head

The Doctor’s Tongue

by | June 30, 2022

Myriam Gurba maps her sexual miseducation in California schools, homes, and medical offices.

woman at gynecology office

Lecturers’ Strike in Nigeria Grounds Students, Lecturers, and Parents

by | May 26, 2022

The university store where Bimpe Alabi sells snacks and drinks at the park is usually crawling with customers. Since University of Ilorin's lecturers have gone on strike, this has changed. Alabi stands outside, inviting passersby. Her profits have shrunk, pushing her family into hardship.

empty seats at a Nigerian university

While in Search of my Latinidad, an Abuser Found Me

by | December 2, 2021

While a writer searched for her Latinidad, a narcissistic abuser exploiting his status as a Cuban dissident found her.

Bolivia Cabinet Awaits Estenssoro

In the Aftermath: Reflections by Survivors of Gender-Based Violence

by | November 30, 2021

An historian's witness statement poignantly chronicles the aftermath of sexual assault.

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CSU: University Administrators Need a Report Card: A+ for Exploitation!

by | November 16, 2021

Grading Cal State University LA: administrators get an A for lip service and exploitation, and an F for ethical treatment of faculty and students

Passion for Change: the Queer Rights Struggle in Nigeria

by | November 9, 2021

Queer Nigerians organize to fight anti-LGBTQIA+ oppression in their country.

nigerian pride wall

The Word You May Be Looking For is “Stalking”

by | October 8, 2021

From “Bad Art Friend” to the Miya Marcano murder to reports of femicide, writers shy away from a crucial word: stalking.

Woman being stalked by man

We Are The Ones Who Got Away

by | September 21, 2021

The Petito case challenges us to consider how we language romantic harm. Domestic violence seldom stays at home.

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