Katrina, Maria, & Sandy: Climate Justice is a Feminist Issue

Under the Trump Administration these past four years, the bold advances that women have made over the past decades, particularly those of our Black, Indigenous, Women of Color, Latinx, trans, and gender non-conforming relatives, have come under threat of regressing. We know the first 100 days are crucial in setting the tone and establishing priorities Read more …

The Uphill Battle for Women in Government: Part 2

When asked about the January 6th Capitol insurrection, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez vocalized, “I did not know if I was going to make it to the end of that day alive.” Rep. Ocasio-Cortez is just one of many female politicians that have faced the real danger that await women who dare to enter the political arena. Of course, all members of Congress were threatened by rioters who broke into Read more …

The Original Activists: Black Feminism and the Black Feminist Movement

“Contemporary Black feminism is the outgrowth of countless generations of personal sacrifice, militancy, and work by our mothers and sisters.” – The Combahee River Collective   The Tradition of Black Feminism  The tradition of black feminism stems from the condition of being both Black and a woman. It characterizes itself by a multi-dimensional approach to liberation Read more …

The Uphill Battle for Women in Government: Part I

The path for women gaining representation in government has never been linear. When seeing more female representation in our everyday lives, it is easy to conflate these wins with a general trend of increasing representation. The truth, however, is that women still face disproportionate under-representation in all aspects of government leadership. The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) recently released its 2021 map tracking women Read more …