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.

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…

The Silent Minority: Women Veteran Owned Businesses

With six female veterans now standing guard (as I like to call it) on Capitol…

Thriving Through Trauma: The Power of Social and Emotional Learning

Imagine if you will a whirlwind of children laughing, cheering, jeering and screaming with mobile…

What Adoption Taught Me About Family Separation

As Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) prepares to begin immigration raids tomorrow, my heart breaks…

It’s Time to be Unified in our Outrage

Dravon Ames, Iesha Harper, and their two young children are just one more black family…

Not My Party

As the nation gears up for next week’s Democratic candidate debate, one thing that almost…

Menopausal in my 30s: Welcoming the Transition

My last menstrual period started one day after my first chemo. I wish I could…

Being Visibly Muslim in Congress

Two years ago in November on election night, my children went to sleep giddy thinking…

Disney’s Aladdin: Representation for a New Generation

A whole new world. That’s exactly what representation in media gives children who do not…

Lost and Found: The Heritage of Adoption

As summer approaches, I’m reminded of the informational brochure for Korean heritage camp my parents…

Wading in the Waters of the Trinity River: A Womanist Perspective

As a writer, theologian and womanist preacher, I am fascinated by water towers. Anytime I…

The Breath

I (pause gasping for air) want to (pause gasping for air) check out (pause gasping…

Question Your Surroundings

The tall pile of shredded roofing shingles was encroaching on Marsha Jackson’s property. The pile…

Why Edward Blum is No Friend to Asian Americans

Harvard University recently announced a record proportion of Asian American undergraduate students in its admitted…