Violet Valley Books, Mississippi's only LGBTQ+ and feminist bookstore, is operated by Jaime Harker
The war in Ukraine has seen approximately 12 million Ukrainians displaced from their homes, with 5.6 million leaving for neighboring countries. The evacuation is the largest displacement of people in Europe since World War II. While most will likely remain in Poland and some of the other 27 European Union countries, at least 100,000 are expected to arrive in the United States at some point.
As a mother of school-aged children, I couldn't be more concerned about the state of our state. That's why I've penned this open letter to my children, Imani, 10, and Legend, 4. So, kids, settle in for a little LGBTQ+ history lesson and trust me, you're going to need it because, at the rate Florida is banning books, curriculum, and queers, you won't be learning any of what I'm about to tell you in school.
Medicaid is the public health insurance program for low-income Americans. It’s designed to help people afford things like doctor’s appointments, lab work and surgeries. Each state runs its own Medicaid program, funded with federal and state money.
Students at historically Black institutions (HBCUs) throughout the country are meeting up on campus for what they are calling Telfar Tuesday
Nothing costs more than having no money. A $150 speeding ticket to a hotshot lawyer is pocket change compared to someone living under the poverty line or paycheck to paycheck. When that ticket isn’t paid, it can tangle up a person’s finances as their life slowly and tragically unravels. They […]
A Mississippi conversion therapy story is making its way to the mainstage in Jackson, Mississippi. Here's why one writer is determined to tell this story.
The prospect of an eternity in hell can be quite persuasive to a teenager growing up in the religious and conservative South. At 15 years old, South Carolina-native Dylan Gunnels approached a trusted family member who he hoped would help him reconcile two important and, what seemed to him, incompatible […]
Conversion therapy is grounded in the idea that being LGBTQ is abnormal and a sign of a mental health disorder. It’s typically practiced by mental health professionals, clergy or spiritual advisers.
I’ve stopped seeing my post-MS self as a monster to be locked up. I’m learning to give myself grace and accept that while I’m still me, I’m also not the same person.
Sydney Duncan, an attorney with the Magic City Legal Center, debunks the myths politicians use to misinform public about trans people.
The U.S. maternal mortality rate in 2020 reached a high never before seen since tracking began. But most states aren’t counting suicides and overdoses as a part of their formal pregnancy-related death review, which means the maternal mortality rate could be even higher.
Why this Georgia nomad ditched her apartment, bought a camper and built a social network for outdoorsy Black women.
Rep. Charles Graham created a viral campaign video about the Battle of Hayes Pond, when the KKK thought they could gather, terrorize, and intimidate communities of Robeson County, N.C., but they were met by more than 400 Lumbee, Black and white community members to defend themselves and drive out white supremacy.
Psoriasis means I have to practice radical acceptance. Accept the unpredictable nature of this disease.