Gender & Sexuality

Who Should Define Religious Freedom and Our Nation’s Moral and Spiritual Future?

The combination of two recent Supreme Court rulings—one allowing public funds to be allocated to parochial…

Healthcare Providers are Harming Trans Patients

Yesterday I received a consult about a transgender patient who was suicidal. The team had…

Undercounted and Underfunded: LGBT Representation in the Census

The Census is a tool for communities to gain proper representation and funding for resources.…

From One White Woman to Another: Self-Care is Not for Us

More than once in the last three years, I’ve gotten lost in West Wing binges…

Unfair Distribution: Funds Need To Go To Women & Girls Who Need It Now

Before the onslaught of COVID-19, approximately 1.6% of philanthropic giving in the United States was…

False Sense of Shelter: Wounds of Violence Assault Reproductive Justice

The constant drumbeat of news of the global pandemic of COVID-19 may render a false…

How the Relationship that Pushed My Boundaries Taught Me to Stand Up for Myself

From a young age—even before I was old enough for my first real crush—I fantasized…

A Potted Plant in the Forest

At the age of six I stood behind velvet curtains dreaming of another world. As…

Get Chummy with Strangers

I am an African-American woman in my mid 50’s, who, in all aspects of my…

10 Ways to Honor the Anniversary of the 19th Amendment

The fight for women’s rights in America is as old as our young nation. It…

The Price of Success

Young children are told to work hard academically, and success will naturally come to you.  A…