The Female Muslim Identity

I am often asked the question of how I can be a Muslim AND a feminist as if the two cannot co-exist. As if the mere thought of a woman practicing Islam and fighting for her basic human rights are on two opposite ends of the spectrum. Today, I can proudly say that my intersectional... Read more »



This Bisexual Health Awareness Month, Women Deserve More from their Healthcare Providers

I came out as bisexual my senior year of high school. No one had ever talked to me about what it meant to bisexual, queer, or LGBTQIA+ in general – at least not in a way that was memorable. In my health classes, there was little to no mention of LGBTQIA+ people, how our sexual... Read more »



The Untold Story in the June Medical Case: Clinic Violence

The June Medical Services v. Russo case involving Louisiana’s Act 620, which requires doctors performing abortions to have admission privileges at a state-sponsored hospital within 30 miles of the clinic is now before the Supreme Court, but in many important respects the verdict is already in. A wave of anti-abortion violence and harassment is growing, with threats against doctors, attacks on... Read more »



NOW’s Racial Justice Summit Embodies Activism

On Feb. 12, 2020, NOW hosted our Racial Justice Summit and Congressional Briefing, bringing together members of Congress, scholars, authors, and activists. The day-long event facilitated some of the most thought-provoking and intersectional conversations I have heard within the nonprofit world. The most important part of the event, however, was the way it foregrounded the... Read more »



This Mother’s Day, We Owe it to Our Black Mothers to Address the Maternal Healthcare Crisis

This week the world learned of the new royal baby boy born to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle, who is of African American descent. While we don’t yet know any details on the birth, we have heard from other famous black moms who shared harrowing tales of... Read more »



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