Activism

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight.

Fighting Chances: Patriarchy, Pain, and Protest in India

If a constructed Hindu past is projected onto the future, along with it come caste supremacy and patriarchy. Read more »

The Personal Will Not Save You: What’s Really at Stake When We Partake in Performative Environmentalism

Sometimes the individual things we do, and how we frame them, are actually harmful, whether they worsen a problem or distract from a larger issue. Read more »

Degrees of Harm: Jasmine Banks Wants to Get Dark Money Out of Higher Education

The insidious influence of the Koch brothers is flourishing on college campuses—and under the radar. Read more »

Rebecca Alexander Wants to Make It Easier to Be Fat in Public

It’s profound to live in a body that’s so normal, and yet no one designs for. Read more »

Aria Sa’id Is Fighting for Trans Women of Color in San Francisco

People don’t realize that words and narratives affect transgender women in many ways. Read more »

A Ball of Fire: How Climate Change Is Affecting the Mental Health of Gen Z

The young people doing this work are also fighting against the demonization of their activism. Read more »

The Good Fight: The Invisible Young Women Driving Climate-Change Activism

Younger women are at the forefront of the climate change conversation. Read more »

Intergenerational Trauma: #JewsAgainstICE Are Saying “Never Again” in the Face of Crisis

As a Jew committed to creating a different world, I know that it is our duty to prevent future generations from carrying state-inflicted trauma. Read more »

Beyond Hashtags: 7 Steps for Fighting the Alt-Right

It’s more important than ever that we stand up together to fight fascism. Read more »

Fighting for Home: Queer People of Color Are Leading the Battle against Gentrification

In the movement against the churning financial, political, and social forces of gentrification, who fights—and how they fight—matters. Read more »

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Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

A Conversation About Transgender Representation in Pop Culture

Janet Mock, on her MSNBC web show, is one of a handful of transgender people who has recently gained international visibility. Recently, we... Read more »

No Disrespect: Black women and the burden of respectability

In February 2012, PBS host Tavis Smiley interviewed Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer about their Oscar nominations for their roles as Aibileen and... Read more »

Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

Unless you’re looking for their names, you won’t find the stories of all Black women shot and killed by police officers in the past five years in the discourse surrounding police reform. Read more »