For Abuse Survivors, Custody Remains A Means By Which Their Abusers Can Retain Control (Pacific Standard, '18)

Despite growing evidence that abusers often use custody battles to retain control over their former spouses, Congress is still punting on basic protections for survivors.

Victims of Spousal Abuse Are Losing Their Children To Social Services (Pacific Standard, '18)

Across the country, there are hundreds of instances where children are removed from the custody of a parent who has suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of a partner.

Can You Be Pro-Choice and Grieve Your Abortion? (Pacific Standard Magazine, '18)

Kassi Underwood's memoir, May Cause Love, probes the difficulties many feminists feel in expressing grief around abortions in a way that doesn't set the pro-choice movement back.

Notoriously Hard on Moms, the News Business isn't Getting Much Better (Columbia Journalism Review, '18)

When it comes to the job satisfaction of female employees, the media ranks lower than the banking, public relations, and technology industries. 

How Abusers Trap Victims By Draining Their Finances (Talk Poverty, '18)

“Believe all women when they tell you they aren’t safe. You cannot co-parent with an abuser.”

How to Literally Do Everything When You’re a Single Working Mom (Jezebel, '17)

Everything from work and dating to diaper blowouts and screaming into pillows for therapy.

The Department of Education is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents(Pacific Standard Magazine, '17)

The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare hangs in the balance.

How Parents Learn to Raise Gender-Nonconforming Kids (Vice, '17)

Through community-building support groups and online courses, parents with trans and gender-atypical children can support their children every step of the way.

Anti-Trans Discrimination Is Rampant at NYC Substance Abuse Centers (Vice, '17)

According to the New York City Commission on Human Rights, four drug and alcohol treatment centers there have been charged with widespread discrimination against trans people.

Lawmakers Want to Legalize Discrimination Against LGBTQ Foster Youth (Vice, '17)

The proposed federal legislation follows several states that have made it legal for adoption agencies to refuse to serve queer children and families.

A Christian Family Comes to Terms with a Trans Son's Wedding (Pacific Standard Magazine, '17)

LGBTQ acceptance is slowly growing in Baptist communities. But when Ro Sibaja wanted to marry his girlfriend, he learned that the path to acceptance isn’t always linear.

Single Moms Shouldn’t Have to Choose Between Child Care and Getting an Education(New York Magazine, '16)

Single moms aren’t welfare queens. Many are busting their butts to succeed despite the infrastructure and lack of support working against them.

She Killed Her Abuser Before He Could Kill Her—Then Served 17 Years. Now She's Taking on the System (Narratively, '16)

A proposed New York State law could offer justice to women who fight back against abusive partners. Kim Dadou is doing everything she can to make it a reality.

One More Media Organization Just Admitted: Unpaid Internships Have to Go (The Nation, '16)

An organizing drive at New York Public Radio’s WNYC yielded an unlikely victory for interns—a paycheck.

What Was She Wearing? (The Nation, '16)

Katherine Cambareri’s photographs remind us: When its survivors are condemned, rape is condoned.

How My Illiterate Mother Inspired Me to Become a Writer (Refinery 29, '16)

My mother grew up in rural Singapore, and as a girl from a poor family, was denied education from a very young age. I explore her struggle through illiteracy as an adult, how that affected me as a child, and how now, as a single mother, I value education for my 4-year-old daughter.

Betrayed by Their Bodies: For Trans Teens, Puberty Can Be a Trauma (Al Jazeera America, '15)

Puberty can be difficult for adolescents, but for female-to-male teens changes to the body can be especially stressful