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.

STOP THE MADNESS: UKRAINE TREATMENT OF PEOPLE WITH INTELLECTUAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES SHOULD PROMPT ACTION TO SUPPORT VITAL WORKERS

Horrific conditions facing people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) was in the news again.…

The bag of the silver-headed woman

This is not a story of sadness, but rather one real story of how not…

The Supreme Court Roe v. Wade decision should prompt action on disability rights and accessibility

On June 24, the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade. In a concurring opinion, Justice…

The healthcare system failed my mom, a retired nurse, will it fail yours?

Approximately 54.1 million Americans are 65 or older and this number is projected to increase…

The Climate Emergency Keeps Getting Worse. Young Climate Leaders are the Solution.

President Biden recently addressed the climate emergency, an emergency I’ve experienced since childhood. The climate…

Piece by Piece: Dobbs Decision Chips Away At Privacy, Individual Rights

Since the Supreme Court of the United States fundamentally altered life for women in this…

Climate change through our perception of reality: the perils of our cognitive biases

There is no issue more existential than climate change, and no consequence more tragic than…

I’m an Environmental Educator. Attacks on CRT Also Threaten Environmental Justice Education.

Teachers have been leading the only national protests about anti-history education and anti-Critical Race Theory…

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is June 16-22

The unique intersection between Black Americans and cancer is a topic we can no longer…

Juneteenth: Salute The History and Science Of Its Origin

This is the second year Juneteenth is marked as a federal holiday. For the first…

As a Child of the Diaspora, Loss is Part of My Identity

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken out about the unprecedented immigration challenges at…

Dispelling Common Myths about Gen Z and Cancer Risks

Cancer is what some Gen Zers might call “cheugy.” And, unfortunately, more adolescents and young adults…

Uvalde and Beyond: Addressing Mental Health Taboos in Latino Families

As the media continues to reveal the details surrounding the recent terror in Uvalde, Texas,…

Building Corporate Culture is Not an Excuse to Push Back Remote Work

Although the COVID-19 pandemic has made many employers see the advantage of remote work and…

It’s time to stop expecting undocumented immigrants to solve our Social Security deficit

Last year, while volunteering as a tax preparer, I helped Alejandro (not his real name)…