The Sanctuary Issue

Articles published in the print Bitch magazine issue, Sanctuary. Check out the complete table of contents for the issue here.

Unequal Lending: Redefining Home in the Land of Inopportunity

Another world is possible, and it begins with redefining “home.”

Where the Green Grass Grows: Cultivating a Haven Away from outside Violence

Having a place to recharge is essential for everyone, but for people who are both oppressed and personally affected by the terrors of the outside world, relaxation is part of resisting. Read more »

Safe and Sound: How Podcasts Became Audio Enclaves for Black Women

In a world that has very few spaces for us, podcasts that lift up and celebrate Black women listeners are a welcome breath of fresh air. Read more »

Moderating Mental Health: The Dangers of Social Media’s Report Button

Developing protocols for content that discusses suicide requires a much more nuanced process than social-media platforms are equipped for.  Read more »

Listening for Footsteps: Offering Brief Safety in a Hostile Place

Sanctuary is not simply a set-apart or sacred place, but rather the activity of fostering relationships built on care, mutuality, and reciprocity. Read more »

I Walk the (Front)lines: A Clinic Escort on the Politics of Protection

No matter what happens to Roe v. Wade, whether it is struck down or slowly eroded by seemingly benign restrictions, it won’t stop clinic escorts. Read more »

Solo Act: R&B Music Made My First Apartment Feel like Home

Our physical living space is closely tied to our emotional needs. Read more »

(Un)Spoken Truths: Cousins Grace and Roslyn Talusan on the Healing Power of Storytelling

Everything in our culture would like us to repress trauma, and shame is at the core of this. Read more »

An Old New World: When One People’s Sci-Fi Is Another People’s Past

Colonization and marginalization are commonly used as plot points, but for Native Americans these are not fantastical, imagined scenarios. We live them. Read more »

Rebecca Nagle on the Case That Could Alter Indigenous Land Rights Forever

The Supreme Court’s decision will likely impact the treaty and land rights of five tribes in Oklahoma.  Read more »

On “90 Day Fiancé,” Love Is a Form of Capital

90 Day Fiancé exposes the attitudes and practices that have foreground America’s history of anti-immigrant sentiment, nativism, racism, and xenophobia. Read more »

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