Public Voices


 

The OpEd Project’s Public Voices Fellowship is a national initiative to dramatically increase the public impact of our nation’s top underrepresented thinkers, and to ensure our ideas help shape the important conversations of our age.

Healthcare Providers are Harming Trans Patients

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

Uncomfortable: What Can White People Do To Change?

As the nation navigates protests following the brutal murder of  George Floyd, many white people…

No Place Like Prison: Release Detainees During COVID

While many claim home feels like a prison these days, it most assuredly is not.…

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…

Anniversary of a Major Drilling Accident in Arlington Renews Need to Protect Texas Residents

Five years ago, my home city of Arlington experienced a major drilling accident. During fracking operations,…

If we want a democracy after Covid-19, we can’t wait and see what happens next with elections. We have to decide what happens next.

The United States is on the precipice of authoritarianism. Our elected officials are actively fighting…

The Best Thank You to COVID Heroes is a Living Wage

Who would you say are the heroes of the COVID-19 crisis? Answers quickly lean to…

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…

COVID-19 Quarantines Census Hard to Count Populations

Ja’Lysia is a smart, soulful five-year-old who loves everything Frozen, plays with dolls, and strives…

Dead or Alive? Confusion in North Texas Will Cost Lives

In North Texas, Collin County Commissioners are passing the buck instead of collaborating with cities…

COVID-19 canceled public meetings for the largest school board bond in state history. We still need community voices.

I knew 2020 would be a significant year: the decennial census, critical primaries, and a…

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…