Nomzamo: Becoming Winnie Mandela
10-year-old performance artist and human rights advocate, Ocean wrote the first few drafts of this article. She then asked her mom, activist and community organizer Akio Maroon, to add their thoughts and make a few edits. In their first published piece together, the pair honours Winnie Mandela.
Sexual harassment and assault: A reckoning
This is the era of #MeToo and #TimesUp, but we still live in a society that normalizes sexual assault and rewards predators in their aggressive pursuit of a target — US. Rape culture still tells men they are entitled to our bodies. We're sitting on a fault line, but has there been enough of a seismic shift?
Stop what you're doing and read What Happened
I sit on the couch in my college apartment with my roommates, downing vodka to counteract the sobering shock. More states turn red. I try to convince myself it won’t happen. He won’t win. My roommates go to bed. I stay frozen on the couch, glued to the tv, feeling my world fall apart. When I’m able to string a thought together, only one comes to mind. What just happened?
White guys, their precious guns and gender-based violence
As the gun control debate rages on in the U.S., writer Kelly Livingston challenges us to acknowledge the pervasive roles white male misogyny and toxic masculinity play.
Watch: #Disrupt2017: An NWP open mic night adventure
This is a story about an intersectional feminist open mic night — a night that took place not too long ago in a faraway land called Tkaronto.
It was the evening of November 19, 2017. A Sunday. We'd grown weary of the expectation that as women (including and especially IBPOC and LGBTQ folks), we should just stay quiet and smile to keep old straight cis white dudes happy.
"Fuck that. It's time to disrupt the status quo!"
Exclusive interview with Mandi Gray on new trial for Ururyar
Read our exclusive interview with Mandi Gray — a fierce survivor who's had her fill of the legal system for the last two and a half years. Superior Court Justice Michael Dambrot overturned the accused Mustafa Ururyar's conviction in a judgment released this morning, likely triggering a new trial.