When Moms Get political: Protest and Parenthood in Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts
Acree Macam reflects on the murder of Tortuguita, activist parents and children, and Celeste Ng’s Our Missing Hearts
Secret CVs: The Slow Violence of Casual Sexism in Academia
An anonymous whistleblower describes the cumulative effect of sexual harassment in academia.
Black Candles for Bad Men
A supermarket worker turns to her ancestors for help stopping sexual harassment.
So You’ve Decided to “Live Your Life” Now That You Think COVID is Over…
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."
Writer Wendy C. Ortiz traces the development of her rebellious spirit and schools us in fascism’s ties to the Pledge of Allegiance.
Learning to Throw Axes
Horrified by the overturning of Roe v Wade, a Latina consoles herself with a re-imagining of Medusa and axes.
The Doctor’s Tongue
Myriam Gurba maps her sexual miseducation in California schools, homes, and medical offices.
Lecturers’ Strike in Nigeria Grounds Students, Lecturers, and Parents
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.
While in Search of my Latinidad, an Abuser Found Me
While a writer searched for her Latinidad, a narcissistic abuser exploiting his status as a Cuban dissident found her.
In the Aftermath: Reflections by Survivors of Gender-Based Violence
An historian's witness statement poignantly chronicles the aftermath of sexual assault.
CSU: University Administrators Need a Report Card: A+ for Exploitation!
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
Queer Nigerians organize to fight anti-LGBTQIA+ oppression in their country.
The Word You May Be Looking For is “Stalking”
From “Bad Art Friend” to the Miya Marcano murder to reports of femicide, writers shy away from a crucial word: stalking.
We Are The Ones Who Got Away
The Petito case challenges us to consider how we language romantic harm. Domestic violence seldom stays at home.
Sagradas: A Texas Story
I was lost. Although I had never imagined myself as a mother at the time, I knew it couldn't happen the way it was going to. I was despondent and caught in a physically, emotionally and sexually abusive relationship. I didn't need a child. I needed help. During this terrible time, I experienced a clear realization that if I went forth with this pregnancy, my baby would suffer.