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The Heart of Whiteness: On Spiritual Tourism and the Colonization of Ayahuasca

Only in our current capitalist system is wellness considered a luxury.

Popaganda: Labor of Love

Why do romance novels get such a bad rap? The genre is often maligned as being inferior to more “literary” writing, but there’s so much more to it than shirtless cowboys and inaccurate portrayals of BDSM etiquette. Romance writers like today’s two guests live in a complicated world. They navigate arcane sorting algorithms, racism, and more intracommunity drama than you can shake a stick at....

Making Waves: The Slow Crawl Toward Making Swimming More Inclusive

Significant barriers obscure women, people of color, and disabled swimmers from entering the water.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Damaging to Kids

It isn’t just a trauma—it’s a traumatic event that breaks the relationship that helps children cope with other traumas.

What Just Happened? : Family Separation, Government Gaslighting

If you live in the United States, the Trump administration is carrying out these tactics in your name. Don’t let them. 

Bad Blood: “Hereditary” Finds the Horror in Denial and Repression

Hereditary is a fable about generational silence in the face of mental illness.

Targeting the Opposition: The Long, Troubling History of Cops at Pride Parades

Pride started in the late 1950s as a series of riots and protests against police officers.

On Our Radar—Feminist News Roundup: Your Juneteenth Reading List

These stories explain both the fraught history of the holiday and the need for celebration.

Of Mice and Men: When Research Excludes Female Rodents, Human Women Lose

The scientific implications of excluding female animals from scientific and biomedical research are astounding.

Creative Friction: For Francesca Lia Block, Writing is Healing

Francesca Lia Block’s new book The Thorn Necklace: Healing Through Writing and The Creative Process, weaves memoir with lessons on the craft of writing to create a unique and visceral guide to creativity.

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