Virginia Governor Ralph Northam certainly had a busy weekend last week. Virginia undeniably has a history of oppressive legislation, particularly in regards to race relations, gun control, and reproductive rights and access. I would be remiss if I didn’t mention the governor’s own less-than-palatable past, which is putting it mildly: he’s not exactly the poster […]
What It’s Like to Have a Sibling in High School in the Age of School Shootings
My brother is 14 years old and just started high school this year. Buzzing with excitement for him, my family was nervous about many things–my brother was worried about getting to his classes and my mom was worried about him having somewhere to sit at lunch, but it wasn’t until my dad mentioned that a […]
Gun Violence in the US: Another Day, Another Mass Shooting
CW: gun violence Late Wednesday night, a gunman opened fire at The Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, killing 12 and wounding at least 22 more. Thousand Oaks is located 40 miles northwest of Los Angeles and is a popular bar for college students attending Pepperdine University, Moorpark College, and California Lutheran University. On […]
#ForOurFutures: Young People Call on the Senate to Stop Kavanaugh
September 18, 2018 RE: Young People Call on You to Oppose Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation to the Supreme Court Dear Senators, Today, our bodies, lives, and futures hang in the balance as we face the possibility of a Supreme Court Justice whose decisions will deny our rights and harm our communities for decades to come. […]
#SaveSCOTUS: What’s At Stake for Young Feminists?
Justice Kennedy’s retirement sent waves of shock across the United States and with it, activists scrambling for a plan. This Supreme Court vacancy is particularly volatile as Trump’s choice to replace Kennedy will put many feminist issues – reproductive rights, immigrant justice, gun control, LGBTQ+ rights, the list goes on – at risk. When Trump […]
#NYFLC18: Reflections on an Incredible Weekend!
Every year, the Feminist Campus spends months planning the National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (or NYFLC, as we like to say) right outside of Washington, D.C., where hundreds of young feminists gather together during a weekend in March to learn, connect, and grow with one another. The campus team had such a great time at […]
Breaking the Silence: Gun Control is Crucial to Ending Domestic Violence
Domestic violence is a global issue; however, in the United States, gun rights are often championed over the rights of those at risk for violence, creating and perpetuating a culture where second amendment rights are prioritized over human rights. Abusive partners who own guns are more likely to commit fatal acts of domestic violence, and […]
North Carolina, Come On and Rise Up for a Feminist Future!
North Carolina, we’re 41 days away from the election and its time for us to rise up for a feminist future! There’s much at stake for us in this election-voting rights, access to affordable college, police violence and more! I created this factsheet for important information you need to know before you head out to […]
What’s At Stake for Young Women in the 2016 Election
Two weekends ago was all about Independence Day, and my Instagram feed was full of my girl friends posting their festive 4th of July pictures that rang with love for freedom and their country. Now, I’m left wondering where all this patriotism went on Primary Day, and where it will go come November on Election Day. To […]
Recap: #Solidarity against Clinic Violence
This weekend thousands gathered across the country to stand in solidarity against violence in our communities, and I stood with them. Saturday I attended the Day of Solidarity hosted by Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC. After the tragic shooting in Colorado Springs it was healing to be in a space with so many individuals fighting […]