Saving the Boobies Will Not Save Me

The pink ribbon does not help bring awareness to the socioeconomic inequities connected to breast cancer; they commodify the disease and make it “sexy” under the guise of raising awareness.

I am Annika

Audre Lorde once stated that if you define yourself for yourself then you leave no room for other people’s interpretation of you.

Straddling the both / and experience

I am both a person of color AND a woman. I am both queer AND working class. I am always both/and without having the luxury of disregarding my multiple realities, which I don’t want to nor should I be forced to.

A victory — and the road ahead

We did it! We – ACLU, LSPC, ACOG, CYWD, the many organizational supporters and nearly 6,000 individuals who took action – passed a law prohibiting leg irons, waist chains, and handcuffs behind the back from being used on pregnant women in California jails and prisons!

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