Young people across the country are struggling. These mentors are working to help. Read my full story at Shondaland. There’s no question about it — the pandemic has taken a tremendous toll on young people around the world. According to a recent study by the CDC, […]
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A Conversation With Journalists: CNN’s Lisa Ling
Ling grew up watching television and says she thought it was the best way to a better life. It led her to journalism. Read my full interview with Lisa Ling at Shondaland. In the ongoing Shondaland series Head Turners, we meet interesting women from every […]
Grappling With Our Nation’s History of Hatred: How Do We Remember to Move Forward?
Read my story over at Shondaland. “The Atlantic” staff writer Clint Smith argues that in order for America to move forward and avoid mistakes and atrocities of our past, we have to find a way to atone for them in the present Author, poet, Ph.D., […]
What the Midterm Election Results Mean For You (and the Future of Democracy as We Know it)
Read the full story at Shondaland. Following Tuesday’s historic midterm elections — a test of America’s democracy and its ability to heal after the January 6 attacks on the Capitol — the outcome is still unclear. Control of Congress hangs in the balance as votes […]
How Overturning Roe v. Wade Could Impact Contraception Access and Gay Marriage
The leaked Supreme Court draft decision on abortion could foreshadow the dismantling of a variety of long-standing rights for women and the LGBTQ+ community. On May 2, in an unprecedented leak, a draft decision in the abortion case Dobbs v. Jackson ended up in the hands […]
The Supreme Court’s Potential Roe v. Wade Reversal Has Social Justice and Equality Ramifications
The draft opinion that leaked from the Supreme Court on May 2 threatens to take away abortion rights from women around the country, but it’s about more than just the right to care for our bodies. Women’s right to choose what they do with their […]
Why Isn’t Women’s Pain Taken Seriously?
A brief history of implicit bias and racism when it comes to treating women of color’s pain, and what we can do to stop it. By Abigail Bassett AUG 26, 2021 From maternal mortality to breast cancer survival to mental health treatment, healthcare outcomes for women […]
Breast Cancer and Women of Color
Breast cancer outcomes are worse for Black women and women of color. We take a look at the causes and potential solutions.
Maternal Health Outcomes for Women of Color are Dire
Here’s how the medical system needs to change to support women of color who have children. From maternal mortality to breast cancer survival to mental health treatment, healthcare outcomes for women of color in the U.S. can be challenging. Shondaland decided to take a deep […]
For Women of Color, Getting Proper Mental Health Treatment Is a Challenge
Women of color face big challenges when trying to get treatment for mental health issues. But change is underway. f you struggle with mental-health issues, you know how difficult it can be to find the right help. It not only takes a tremendous amount of […]
The Future of Women in The Workplace
The pandemic has been especially hard for working women. Here’s how we can help. Somewhere between 5.4 million and 11 million women have lost their jobs over the last year, thanks to the pandemic. That’s worse than the job losses we saw in the Great Recession back in 2007 […]
Natural Remedies That May Help You Sleep
Most experts estimate that anywhere from 30 to 60 million people experience some level of chronic sleep disturbance in their lifetime. It’s natural and normal to have trouble sleeping when things are stressful, difficult, and you have a lot of anxiety. Add in disruptions to light, temperature, […]