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.

The language of humanity

It was the spring of 1978, I had just finished kindergarten and our family went…

We need more physicians in community organizing.

As a physician-in-training, I’m always looking for ways to help our systems operate more like…

Unfair “Fair” Housing Act Requires Reform

On November 8th, 2018, the Camp Fire sparked flames that eventually burned the majority of the…

Imposter Syndrome, Like the “Strong Black Woman” Trope, Hurts Us.

Imposter Syndrome (IS), is a term initially meant to deconstruct erroneous feelings of inadequacy, often…

Unwelcome Here: Why My Immigration Story Fuels Anger of Exclusion

I immigrated with my mother and two sisters to the United States in the fall…

When the abuser wears a mask

Not long ago, the actor Jonathan Majors was found guilty of misdemeanor assault and harassment for his treatment…

Ending fossil fuels is a testament to faith

This month, Christians like me celebrate Advent, when we joyfully await Christmas. During this season,…

Why Landlubbers Should Include the Ocean in Holiday Giving Plans

I enjoyed 28 consecutive days on the ocean sailing from Panama to Nuka Hiva, French Polynesia. …

Rising Cancer Rates Require Urgency and Systemic Solutions

Many people start the new year with resolutions to lead healthier lives. But healthy choices…

Inclusive AI: A Game Changer for Nonprofits and Disability-Inclusive Climate Activism

For several years, discussions around AI and climate change have focused on its resource intensity,…

Healing the Intergenerational Trauma of Indian Boarding Schools

While Indigenous Peoples Day has come and gone, the intergenerational trauma of Indian boarding schools…

You Shouldn’t Have to Pay for Your College Rape

Last month, Senator Tim Kaine introduced the SUCCESS Act, to support student survivors of sexual assault and…

Same Song, Different Dance: Name, Image, and Likeness Disguised as College Athlete Empowerment

As Sunday night football returns to television sets and streaming platforms, football has seen a dramatic…

Climate Nihilism is a privilege young Americans can’t afford

November is the month of kindness, but its message may fall flat this year. A…

I am a real-life double exceptional high-achieving autistic woman. My life is not like ‘The Big Bang Theory’

“You can’t sit there; that’s my spot!” yells The Big Bang Theory’s Sheldon Cooper. As…