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.

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)…

Why Our “New Normal” Feels Anything But

The US surpassed one million deaths from COVID-19 in early May and appears to be…

Pirates & Mermaids: Depp/Heard trial reminds us there’s an epidemic of domestic violence within the pandemic

While the public is mesmerized by the court room spectacle of Captain Jack Sparrow versus…

A Letter To My 7-month old Daughter

Dear Zahra, On your seven-month birthday, a super massive black hole was seen at the…

Bereavement Policies Should Give Employees More Space to Grieve

“We are certainly right now in this country out of the pandemic phase,” Dr. Fauci…

Self-Care for Sexual Assault Survivors

Another round of assault allegations are surfacing from survivors, this time, against boxing star Oscar De…

Multilingualism is a societal responsibility, not an individual feat

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is currently undergoing a month-long review of…

Asian American rage and why we must roar as if our lives depend on it

It’s May, Asian Pacific American Heritage month. As a sobering reminder, 2022 is the year…

The Winner Is: Art Club Continues Legacy of Supporting Black Women Artists

The image of the struggling artist is historic and ongoing. In particular, Black women artists…

When Compromise is No Longer an Option

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter”  paraphrased from…