Kehlani Shouts Ou Hawaiian Water Protectors At O’ahu Show

While in Hawaii for her Blue Water tour, Kehlani took the opportunity to shout out the work of local Native environmental activists. The former Teen Vogue cover star played a video made by the O’ahu Water Protectors while performing on stage on Thursday night, and encouraged the audience to learn about their work to shut … Read more

We Talked to Five Young Voters About Crime and Policing

The question of what makes us feel safe is a complicated one, especially for Gen Zers. It’ll soon be six months since the shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. The four-year anniversary of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida was earlier this year and the 10-year anniversary of the shooting … Read more

This Dull-Sounding Electoral Practice Fuels Mass Incarceration

Every 10 years, the Census Bureau attempts to count every resident in the United States. This process incites prison gerrymandering, which means counting incarcerated people as residents of their prison cells rather than as residents of their home communities. Because this population data is used to draw electoral maps, the practice severely limits political representation … Read more

What to Know About the Iranian Female Climber Who Competed Without a Hijab

Thus article was originally published by Vogue. The recent protests in Iran have drawn attention to the country over the last month.  Against this backdrop of international scrutiny, Iranian rock climber Elnaz Rekabi recently competed without her hijab—an action that was seen by many as a gesture of protest, though it is unclear if this … Read more

Imagine If There Were More Young People in Office

There are roughly 270 young candidates — all under 45 — running for Congress in the 2022 midterms. They couldn’t come any sooner: A new analysis shows our Congress is one of the oldest on average in recent history. While there’s lots of value in having older, experienced lawmakers serve in these roles, it does … Read more

How the First Abortion Speak-Out Revolutionized Activism

This story was originally published by Vanity Fair. “I can tell you the psychological and sociological effect the law has had on me: It’s made me angry!” a woman yelled across the crowded auditorium of the New York City Health Department. It was February 13, 1969, and a phalanx of female protesters had dramatically interrupted … Read more

Some School Districts Are Bringing Police Officers Back

But experts who have studied police in schools note a lack of evidence to suggest that police improve safety. A review of the research on school police released in May by the education nonprofit WestEd found no link between placing police at schools and prevention of crime. Meanwhile, the bulk of the research on the … Read more

Queer Brown Vegan Wants to Make the Climate Movement More Inclusive

When Isaias Hernandez was growing up in Los Angeles, he faced a host of obstacles. From living off food stamps to struggling with the city’s air quality, Hernandez was raised with an acute understanding of how poverty, migration, gender discrimination, and environmental destruction intersect and feed off each other. “At a young age, I realized … Read more

Young Organizers Are Ditching the Obsessive Focus on Voter Registration

Talking only about the youth vote is not effective for young folks, Rahhel says: “I think midterms are important, and I don’t want to diminish their importance, but I think so many people talk about long-term work and long-term power-building with young people, but then just kind of pause for the election.” Instead, Minnesota Youth … Read more

What I Wish I’d Known Growing Up As an Asian American Disabled Girl

Hello! Hey there, I got your email, letter, tweet, or direct message. Or maybe I met you at an online event or at a party pre-pandemic. Or maybe I met your mom one time I was shopping, and she stopped me and cried, telling me how amazing it was to see someone like you out … Read more