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 […]
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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 […]
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.
How to Maintain Your Mental Health on Election Day
This year’s election stands to be one of the most hotly contested and deeply divided in modern history. As the rhetoric ramps up, as online and television ads dominate airtime and cyberspace, and as the propaganda machines continue to pump out questionable content on social […]
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, […]
How Independent Booksellers are Weathering the Storms of 2020
The Best Houseplant Subscriptions for All Your Indoor Gardening Needs Pandemics, protests, and fires all over the country have impacted independent bookstores. Here’s how they’re coping and how you can support them. By Abigail Bassett SEP 21, 2020 As we’ve all sheltered at home across the […]
Why the West Coast is on Fire
Climate change is one of the major reasons California, Oregon, and Washington State are up in flames. Changes on a collective and individual level can help thwart further destruction. Fire is celebration, warmth, food, and safety. It’s also dangerous, deadly, fast-moving, and currently ripping through […]