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The Racist Roots of Gynecology & What Black Women Birthed

I think of trans-generational traumas, and how they shape us, and I wonder whether the pang that I sometimes feel in my gut connects me with the agony of my foremothers. Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of racialized reproductive and sexual violences against Black women We have been rather preoccupied with our statues of late....


7 BIPOC Led Public Health Organizations to Support

Organizations that are led or primarily serve people of color are important to our survival. Although the bill to repeal Obamacare failed, Trump has vowed to let it fail, forcing Democrats to work with Republicans to finally repeal the Affordable Care Act. His plan to let Obamacare fail will not happen instantly and the burden...


Self-Care Tips for BIPOC on the 4th of July

For BIPOC, the 4th of July is a grim reminder of the ways in which America has lied to us again and again. The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, may be a time of celebration, fireworks, and picnics for white Americans, but for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), this day...


Stop Weaponizing Mental Health For Your Anti-Blackness

The use of mental health or disability status to perpetuate anti-Black violence and dodge accountability is not only incredibly violent, but morally irresponsible. Conversations about mental health and how it affects our lives is something that is picking up steam both in social justice-oriented circles and in the world at large. From hashtags to publications, people...