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.

Will You Still Love Me When I’m 64?

Recently, in response to And Just Like That…, HBO Max’s Sex and the City reboot,…

Zora Neale Hurston was prescient on race

In 1953, almost a year after Brown v. Board of Education determined school segregation to be unconstitutional, Zora Neale…

Children Are Not Pets: Why A Narrow Understanding of Family Fails Humanity

“Don’t choose pets over children.” In a recent weekly address at the Vatican, Pope Francis said that…

The Surprising Truth Behind Surprise Medical Bills

If you have ever received an unexpected medical bill, it may be time to stop…

To ‘Build Back Better,’ We Must End Homelessness

Around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare both the importance and scarcity of…

The Invisibility of International LGBTQ+ Students on U.S. Campuses

While U.S. higher education promotes the benefits of U.S. college students studying abroad and attracts…

All Latinos are not perceived as equal

Social media has been abuzz this past week with harsh criticism of Colombian artist J Balvin…

Student Self-Disclosure During Virtual Learning

As the Omicron variant continues its spread, the fact that the U.S. just reached an…

No Way Home: Helping Young People Navigate Grief

As a Marvel fan, therapist, and assistant professor in counseling, I was moved by the…

Marvel, can you please stop idealizing whiteness with your diversity?

As a single Black mom knee deep in pandemic life, I gleefully purchased one of…

Five African novels to read in 2022

About one in four Americans watched Netflix’s Squid Game in 2021, which is remarkable because the Korean reality…

U.S. SCOTUS: Own Up To The Stench Of Politics as Usual And Historical

The U.S. Supreme Court is political. That became abundantly clear for those who listened to…

“Complexity” is the Tip of the Melting Iceberg

FX’s Reservation Dogs, nominated earlier this week for a Golden Globe award for Best Musical/Comedy…

Science is Not Lying to You

The appearance of Omicron as the newest variant of COVID-19 is likely to further increase…

I May Never Have a Good Answer to the Age-Old Question, ‘Where Are You From?’

“Moving around a lot is hard. Then you have 10 places to not call home.”…