When Cassandra J. Perry was 13, a physical disability prevented her from going to school. She had a genetic connective tissue disorder called Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, which means that her joints are unstable, her connective tissue is weak, she’s more prone ...Read More »
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As we push further into this era of ultra-divisiveness, where any given topic—Brett Kavanaugh’s newly won Supreme Court seat, “zero tolerance” immigration law, gun control, President Trump’s latest tweet—threatens to burst us all asunder, I find myself haunted by high ...Read More »
Michelle Obama talked to the Today Show about the current status of women and girls, providing the balm every weary woman’s soul needs right now. Former first lady Michelle Obama was asked on the Today Show whether she was surprised ...Read More »
via Jorge Figueroa/Flickr Six years ago, Dr. Savita Halappanavar died in an Irish hospital from a septic miscarriage after being denied an abortion. But her death would not be in vain. It would go on to inspire a generational change ...Read More »
Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images. For the past week, Americans have argued about whether or not Brett Kavanaugh is guilty of sexual assault. But at this point, it doesn’t really matter. Of course, his guilt or innocence matters in some ...Read More »
The National Black Police Association wrote a must-read letter to Nike about racism and police violence.
Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for Sports Illustrated. The National Black Police Association just put the Colin Kaepernick debate to rest. Kaepernick’s protest is all about calling attention to police violence and racism. His critics say kneeling during the national ...Read More »
In the wake of the terrorist attacks of September 11, President George W. Bush delivers remarks discouraging anti-Muslim sentiment, September 17, 2001, at the Islamic Center of Washington, D.C. Image via the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum. I ...Read More »
My high school didn’t have a sports team, but if there’s one thing that movies and TV have taught me it’s that there’s nothing more nerve-wracking than the first pep rally of the season. Friendships are formed, hearts are broken ...Read More »
When four Portland middle-schoolers felt their school’s dress code was unfair, they didn’t complain about it in secret or give up and get in line — they took action and launched a powerful discussion. Upworthy shared a story from a ...Read More »
John McCain has died after a brave struggle with cancer. He was a flawed but fiercely independent American icon.
Photo by Thomas J. O’Halloran John McCain was an American original. He greatest legacy will be his love of bipartisanship. The world has spent much of the past year saying a long goodbye to John McCain. On Saturday, August 25, ...Read More »