At 17 years old, I found myself sitting alone in a bathroom stall, waiting for the results of a pregnancy test.
Author: Quita Tinsley
How I Came to Honor My “Too Black” Name as a Black, Queer, Fat Woman
Sometimes, these concerns come from a place of determining my safety. One wrong admission can put me in harm’s way of being attacked, physically or verbally. But at other times, these concerns come from wanting to avoid people projecting stereotypes onto me.
The Trump Administration Continues Attacks on LGBT People
A few days into this week, the Trump administration has already made two strikes against the LGBT community, by revoking protections for federal contractors and erasing LGBT people from the 2020 census.
Why Trump’s “Merit-Based” Immigration Policy Will Hurt Women
As immigration raids continue to occur across the nation, the Trump administration has announced several new policies which would shift our immigration system to be increasingly merit-based.
Bathroom Rules Contribute to the Murders of Trans Women
By prioritizing the rights of states to discriminate against transgender children, the Trump administration is formally institutionalizing discrimination against transgender people based on harmful stereotypes.
Quick Hit: Taja Lindley Releases Short Film “This Ain’t a Eulogy”
Inspired by the non-indictments of the police officers responsible for the deaths of Eric Garner and Michael Brown, the short film draws parallels between discarded materials and the treatment of Black people in the United States.
Department of Homeland Security Releases Expanded Deportation Policies
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued documents revealing the horrifying ways Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration will be implemented.
Oklahoma Lawmaker Considers Pregnant People “Hosts” in Anti-Abortion Bill
In this week’s edition of cringy, oppressive legislation, Oklahoma lawmakers have introduced a bill which would require pregnant people to obtain written permission from the father of the fetus in order to receive an abortion.
Guadalupe Garcia de Rayos Becomes One of the First to be Deported Under Trump
On Thursday morning, Guadalupe “Lupita” Garcia de Rayos, after living in the U.S. for 21 years, became one of the first people deported under Trump’s executive orders on immigration.
Now More Than Ever, Let’s Be Bold and End the Hyde Amendment
The reintroduction of the EACH Woman Act is a critical step taken by Congressional Democrats as we move into a hostile moment for reproductive autonomy.