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., […]
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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 to Process the Grief Over the Loss of Abortion Protection — and Find Your Way to Action
Read my story over at Shondaland. The end of federally protected abortion rights in the U.S. has many people reeling with grief. Here’s how to move through this collective trauma and turn it into a powerful agent for change. By Abigail Bassett On June 24, the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Meet the Black Woman Who is Shaking Up Economics in the White House
Rouse has been nominated to chair President Biden’s Council of Economic Advisers. Here’s what she brings to the table. Cecilia Rouse has spent more than 30 years studying the economics of labor markets. She’s focused much of her work on the topic, specifically as it […]
A Dark Day in U.S. History: How Trump Supporters Stormed the Capitol
Here’s what happened on Wednesday, January 6, 2021, and what it could mean for the future of our democracy. On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, armed Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C., just as Vice President Mike Pence moved toward certifying November’s presidential […]
The Rise of Anti-Intellectualism
Anti-intellectualism is on the rise. Here’s what it means for you.
Protecting Yourself Against Disinformation
How to protect yourself from fake news.
Steps the U.S Can Take To Become More Democratic
Here are six changes that the U.S. could make to become more democratic.
Republicans are Revolting Against Donald Trump
Republicans are organizing to defeat the GOP in their own party. We talked to a few of them. Follow the Lincoln Project, Republicans Voters Against Trump, or any number of the well-known Republican groups that are voicing their disapproval of Donald Trump on social media and elsewhere, […]