Opinion

Strong Enough: Respect The Physical Space of Black Women

Black women have been subjected to unfair scrutiny in multiple spaces for too long. Physical limitations are often imposed on women of color based on societal biases and…

Diversity has become a dirty word, and not because it deserves to be.

The new year started with this lesson. Claudine Gay, the first Black woman president of…

Charity begins at home

Members of Congress just agreed to spend nearly 95 million dollars in humanitarian relief to victims of…

We need more physicians in community organizing.

As a physician-in-training, I’m always looking for ways to help our systems operate more like…

Unfair “Fair” Housing Act Requires Reform

On November 8th, 2018, the Camp Fire sparked flames that eventually burned the majority of the…

Imposter Syndrome, Like the “Strong Black Woman” Trope, Hurts Us.

Imposter Syndrome (IS), is a term initially meant to deconstruct erroneous feelings of inadequacy, often…

OpenAI’s Lack of Gender Diversity on its Corporate Board Could Be an Existential Threat to Humanity

Sam Altman was recently fired as CEO of OpenAI by a board of directors that…

When the abuser wears a mask

Not long ago, the actor Jonathan Majors was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment for his treatment…

Ending fossil fuels is a testament to faith

This month, Christians like me celebrate Advent, when we joyfully await Christmas. During this season,…

Why Landlubbers Should Include the Ocean in Holiday Giving Plans

I enjoyed 28 consecutive days on the ocean sailing from Panama to Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia. …

Rising Cancer Rates Require Urgency and Systemic Solutions

Many people start the new year with resolutions to lead healthier lives. But healthy choices…

Inclusive AI: A Game Changer for Nonprofits and Disability-Inclusive Climate Activism

For several years, discussions around AI and climate change have focused on its resource intensity,…

Social Media Journalism in the Face of McCarthyite Political Suppression

As an Iranian, I know that posting on social media can be very influential in…

Healing the Intergenerational Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

While Indigenous Peoples Day has come and gone, the intergenerational trauma of Indian boarding schools…

Climate refugees must be given international legal refugee status.

Millions of terrified, traumatized people have no place to go and no legal recourse. The…