Burdens

TRIGGER WARNING: The content of this piece contains descriptions of suicidal thoughts. To mark National Suicide Prevention Week (September 5th-11th) and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10th, I’ve written about suicidal thoughts in girlhood. While...

Girls in the Slave Trade

Editor’s Note: I’m sad to say that, 3 years later, it feels as though the United States is sliding backwards. Instead of facing the horrors of the past and vowing to do better, as Germany has done in regards to the Holocaust (there’s an excellent...

Broken promises, intact ceilings

When Andrew Cuomo announced his resignation as governor of New York, some started hailing the forthcoming ascension of Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul as another glass ceiling broken for women. But let me be perfectly clear: this isn’t a victory for women. It is...

Chin Up, Shoulders Back

Kamala Harris taking the oath of office for the vice president. Screen shot from the JCCIC livestream. I wept today. I watched the first woman, the first Black woman, the first South Asian woman, take the oath of office for the vice presidency of the United States....

Hope on the Horizon

Kamala Harris during her acceptance speech, wearing “suffragette white.” While we can’t yet say the dust is settling on the 2020 elections, we are beginning to see the end. Though Biden and Harris have 279 electoral college votes as I write this (and...

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