Peace and Justice
Stop Asking Me to Denounce Islam to Prove I Care About LGBT Rights
by Aaminah KhanJun 24, 2016
- Surely, I am not less queer just because I am Muslim.
How I Got Strong and Sexy, Despite Medical Drama and a Hidden Disease
by Jasleena GrewalJun 23, 2016
- For years, I suffered alone with Crohn’s disease. But a one-night stand and Bag Lady Mama’s body-positive Facebook page changed that.
What If Mental Health First Aid Were as Widespread as CPR? New York City’s Planning to Do It
by Jasleena GrewalMay 27, 2016
- One in every four Americans experiences mental illness, and lack of police understanding can lead to tragedy. Here’s what could happen if we were all trained to deal with depression and anxiety.
The Next Libyan Revolution Will Be Led by Women Wielding Words—Not Guns
by Alaa MurabitMay 05, 2016
- “Soft power” gives communities words and tools to fight against violence, fear, and corruption and offers youth weapons of peace against an enemy that wants to drag them into war.
Video: This New York Farm Wants to Fix the “Food Apartheid”
by Jasleena GrewalApr 14, 2016
- Soul Fire Farm provides farm education to Black and Latino youth in an effort to end a history of racism and injustice in America's food system.
Finally, the U.S. Steps Closer to Racial Healing With a National Truth and Reconciliation Commission
by Yessenia FunesApr 13, 2016
- South Africa used truth and reconciliation to address its racist history. Now these organizers think it's time for the United States to do the same.
Forget Nutraloaf—Prisoners Are Growing Their Own Food
by Marcus Harrison GreenMar 24, 2016
- From New York to California, prison gardening programs serve as cost-effective food sources and provide inmates with better nutrition.
5 Prisons Improving Life on the Inside
by Marcus Harrison GreenMar 14, 2016
- From canine cellmates to computer training, prisons across the country are finding small ways to make life behind bars better for inmates.
Are Candidates Exploiting the Families of Black Victims for Votes? Sandra Bland’s Mom Says “No”
by Tyree Boyd-PatesMar 04, 2016
- Black votes matter, but some question whether Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton’s endorsements from relatives of police brutality victims are appropriate.
Women Are Better At Expressing Emotions, Right? Why It's Not That Simple
by Mark GreeneJan 27, 2016
- Men and women both suffer from a culture that discourages us from expressing complex emotions. The answer is deeper listening, and it's the key to healthier, more engaged lives.
How Brazilian Women Are Using Graffiti to End the Cycle of Domestic Violence
by Lindsey WeedstonJan 21, 2016
- From street art to law reform, women across Brazil are taking a stand against gender-based violence.
The Bravest Response to Fear
by Jeremy Adam SmithJan 17, 2016
- From strangers on the street to Muslim refugees—why we should embrace the humanity of people we may fear.
The Brilliance of Using Pillowcases to #GiveRefugeesRest
by Yessenia FunesJan 15, 2016
- A human rights campaign to protest Islamophobic rhetoric sent message-scrawled pillowcases to 31 governors who expressed support for refugee bans. And more are on the way.
Project Fatherhood: Uniting the Men of LA’s Toughest Communities
by Daniel RossDec 30, 2015
- In the Watts neighborhood of Los Angeles, Project Fatherhood helps end the cycle of absent fathers and gives men a place to discuss what it means to be dads, partners, and sons in one of the city's roughest areas.
After Trauma: A Graphic Journey Through Wild Healing
by Leela CormanDec 22, 2015
- In this collection of watercolor illustrations, a comics artist illustrates her journey through grief after the sudden death of her first child.