BY Jenavieve Hatch
on Nov 05, 2015
Last week, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) released a haunting report about the current women's refugee crisis in Central America and Mexico. The report is “based on in-depth, individual interviews conducted by UNHCR from June to August 2015 with 160 women. The women ranged in age from 18 to 57. 63 women were from El Salvador, 30 from Guatemala, 30 from Honduras, and 37 from Mexico.”
The outcomes are horrifying, and the women reveal their personal accounts of sexual violence, brutal beatings, and countless threats. Read More
BY Ada Guzman
on Jan 26, 2015
Happy Monday! While you're sipping your coffee, maybe you also spend a few minutes going over what happened last week to launch you into this one, yes? Yes. LET'S DO THIS.
Women in Congress are breaking records and taking names, and we're not just talking about the Notorious RBG.
Hey, Hollywood might be working on its lack of diversity... or maybe not.
A new fitness campaign is giving us great body positive vibes by reminding us 'to jiggle is to be.'
Points for the President: Obama's top feminist focus points in the State of the Union address. Read More
BY Jamie Bogert
on Jan 23, 2015
In 2007, then 18-year-old Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez was sentenced to 30 years in prison for murder in El Salvador after suffering from a miscarriage. The mother of one was rushed to the San Bartolo National Hospital, a public health clinic, the day she faced complications with her second pregnancy. The doctors almost immediately called the police and arrested her under suspicion of murder. Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 11, 2014
I knew my day was going to be good when, immediately upon my arrival to work, I learned that I could spend three minutes and 44 seconds of my morning watching Kelly Hogan (A.K.A. Chewbacca) and Neko Case (a Princess Leia/Spock fusion) sing to me and Ellie Kemper about “a revolution to your hairless post-apocalyptic constitution”—a new vision of the future fueled by “girl power… an actual fuel source with zero carbon footprint. Read More
BY Ellyn Kail
on Jan 30, 2014
The 27-year-old Fortunato Castro grow up listening to his mother recall vivid memories of her youth in El Salvador. Now a photographer, Castro returns to images of his mother at his age, animating the vintage photographs by dressing and posing as his mother.
In the poignant series, Castro doesn’t intend to impersonate his mother in a literal sense; rather, the images read as a son seeking to understand his mother and her youth by physically placing himself in her shoes. Read More
BY Laurel Walsh
on Jun 05, 2013
There have been far too many heartbreaking stories about women denied abortions this year. ONE is too many, and Savita Halappanivar’s death easily stands alone as a reason never to block a woman’s access to the healthcare she wants and needs.
The story of Beatriz* in El Salvador brings more sad news: after being denied an abortion Beatriz knew she wanted, her baby has died. The newborn girl had no brain and various other health problems, resulting in her death only five hours after Beatriz’s C-section.
Beatriz has lupus and kidney failure. Read More