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.

Protect The Pump: Working New Mother MDs and DOs Need Support

Frontier Airlines recently settled a lawsuit brought by breastfeeding and lactating employees who had been told to wait…

Black Women Deserve More: Standing Up In Work and Life For Fairness

“How long shall the fair daughters of Africa be compelled to bury their minds and…

See Me Run: Erase Women’s Invisibility in Sports After Age 50

At 48 I ran my first marathon with one of my students who was less…

Same Old Song: Denial Doesn’t Erase Accountability

“Thank you, God, for showing me my enemies,” Jussie Smollett declares in a new song he released…

THE US IS FAILING WORKING MOTHERS AND OUR BABIES

I moved to the US from Canada 5 years ago, long before I considered becoming…

Healthcare bias is lowering the standard of care for people with disabilities during the COVID crisis

When the National Council on Disability announced the release of the policy brief, Health Equity Framework for…

Femicide: Time to Address and End the Global Epidemic

Ingrid Escamilla was only 25 years old when she was murdered by her partner. Police found her dismembered body at her home in Mexico City in 2020. Escamilla’s husband,…

Would You Slap Chris Rock on National TV? Here is Why Alopecia Ain’t So Funny After All

Will Smith assaulted comedian and presenter Chris Rock on Oscar Night, and so far, he…

Chicago’s history of pollution shows how environmental racism harms everyone

The latest IPCC report shows growing awareness in the scientific community around the importance of…

Stop using Asian Americans to spread anti-Black racism

“Asian bitch” were the words that echoed when she entered her apartment building earlier this…

To Celebrate Women’s History Month Let’s Remember Kamala Harris is NOT the First Lady

On Equal Pay Day this month at the White House, President Biden mistakenly referred to…

Why is Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick so afraid of US history?

If Lieutenant Governor Dan Patrick (R) has his way, the value of a Texas university…

Pandemic Parenting and Connections

While there has been significant discussion on parenting school aged children during the pandemic, very…

No Expiration Date: Sexuality for Older Women Needs Attention

Hollywood has recently started to keep pace with reality when it comes to portrayals of…

Let’s make our world safer; Let’s make our guns safer

I remember the first time my dad was robbed. I was 8 years old. My…