NOW’s Holiday Reading List

To continue defending women’s rights, advancing equality, and combatting injustice in all aspects of social, political, and economic life, it’s essential to try and understand how all of these issues are interconnected. This is why our continued education is vital to advance our activism.   From understanding the history of how women continue to battle for reproductive Read more …

Climate Change Exacts a Harsher Impact on Women

“The femicide is directly linked to the ecocide,” Delee Nikal, part of the Wet’suwet’en indigenous community in Canada, made clear at a COP26 rally. She highlights what many are unaware of: that climate and gender issues are linked. In this case, Nikal explains how extractive industries are intertwined with violence against women and girls and how this is taking place on Read more …

New Safer Beauty Bill Package Will Make Safer Cosmetics A Reality

As a leading national organization educating women about breast cancer prevention, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) recently created The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, sponsoring a comprehensive package of federal bills to ensure greater safety in the use of various care products. Through this campaign, the organization is committed to getting rid of toxic chemicals from beauty and personal care products, reducing unsafe chemical exposures for the most vulnerable and making ingredient transparency the new Read more …

Skincare Inclusivity: The Dangerous and Racist Side of Skincare

Recently I’ve fallen into the rabbit hole that is skincare.  I’ve watched countless videos on YouTube from “beauty gurus” and skincare specialists.  I’ve bought numerous products based on their recommendations.  While learning about exfoliants and serums, I came across a video about racism in skincare.  It was about skin bleaching, which is using a product, Read more …