The Sanctuary Issue

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

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.

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 »

BitchTapes: Sanctuary

Who better to create a playlist about sanctuaries than someone who spends the majority of her days surrounded by books? Read more »