Health

Issues related to physical, mental and emotional health.

Defending Safe Abortion Access Post-Roe v. Wade
A protest sign with drawings of wired hangers reads "we will not go back, protect Roe v. Wade"

Defending Safe Abortion Access Post-Roe v. Wade

With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, here are the ways we can further prepare and mobilize for safe abortion access and reproductive health.

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Deinstitutionalization and the Creation of Modern-Day Asylums
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Deinstitutionalization and the Creation of Modern-Day Asylums

Despite its intentions, deinstitutionalization resulted in people with mental illness being moved from one carceral institution to another.

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Protecting Reproductive Justice Beyond Elections
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Protecting Reproductive Justice Beyond Elections

Given the political landscape, protecting reproductive healthcare will require more than voting and liberal electoral feminism.

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How the Racist Legacy of Redlining Affects Black Maternal Health
An OB-GYN looks at an ultrasound on a monitor. The risk of a premature pregnancy in Black women can be linked to socioeconomic factors and stressors.

How the Racist Legacy of Redlining Affects Black Maternal Health

Outdated housing policies, like redlining, continue to have rippling effects on communities and Black maternal health.

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Why Adoption is Not the Solution to Abortion
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Why Adoption is Not the Solution to Abortion

Foster care and adoption are not “simple” solutions for forced pregnancies and cause additional trauma for those children. 

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Reproductive Suppression and the Real ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’
Rows of people in red robes and white bonnets.

Reproductive Suppression and the Real ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’

The latest on abortion rights has led to comparisons between current events and “The Handmaid’s Tale,” a dystopian novel and show.

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The Continuing Fight for Abortion Rights
A crowd of people with signs on a sidewalk protesting abortion rights.

The Continuing Fight for Abortion Rights

A leaked draft from the Supreme Court details the reversal of Roe v. Wade, eradicating federal constitutional protections of abortion rights.

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Unlearning Ableism and Creating Care
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Unlearning Ableism and Creating Care

Disability justice is critical as disabled folks continue to be excluded by capitalist and social barriers like inaccessible design, architecture, and organization.

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The Criminalization of Abortion Has Always Penalized Marginalized People
A person in a crowd holds a sign that reads, "Keep Abortion Legal."

The Criminalization of Abortion Has Always Penalized Marginalized People

Criminalizing abortion already affects marginalized people who are being persecuted for trying to have autonomy over their bodies.

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2400 1600 Dominique Stewart
The Invisible Toll of Hair Loss and Alopecia
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The Invisible Toll of Hair Loss and Alopecia

Alopecia and hair loss stigma shames people with the condition into isolation due to the significance of hair in our society.

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