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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.

Nomzamo: Becoming 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?

Sexual harassment and assault: A reckoning

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.

Exclusive interview with Mandi Gray on new trial for Ururyar