BY PRINCESS WEEKES
on Mar 02, 2015
“I urgently request to speak to the president, because I’m tired of living with this illness. I want her approval so I can get a shot that will make me sleep forever.” That is the plea 14-year-old Valentina Maureira made in an effort to end her life.
Valentina Maureira is suffering from an incurable genetic disease, cystic fibrosis, it is the same disease that took her younger brother’s life when he was just six years old. She made her plea to the current President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet. Read More
BY Katharine Ernst
on Jul 09, 2013
Trigger Warning: This post contains a description of rape and abortion.
There's been a lot of talk about abortion rights lately, especially with the controversy surroundingTexas' SB 5. A young girl in Chile is now experiencing the awful consequences of restricted regulations on women's health care. What happens when an 11-year-old girl is continuously raped, resulting in a pregnancy that would put the life of the unborn as well as her own in danger, and is denied the choice of an abortion?
This is the case for a family living in Puerto Montt of southern Chile. Read More
Through the entirety of this last twoish months I have been in my own world. Everyone is. It's what we do, as humans, as Americans. I have returned home post-internship, unemployed, driver's license-less, lacking health insurance, living with my boyfriend's family because I have nowhere else to go...pitying myself. It's true. I had completely forgotten, in light of all my bullshit, that there were 33 men trapped miles and miles below a desert in another continent, another hemisphere. Read More