Life, Pursuit of Justice

Assaulted by Religion: The Trump Administration, Chauvinism and Contraception

Note: If you’re looking for a politically correct reaction to Donald’s recent attack, please look elsewhere. We ain’t got time for niceties now. Last Friday, the Trump Administration took another swing at women’s rights (read: human rights). Trump and his croonies moved to expand the right of businesses and employers to deny women insurance coverage… Read More Assaulted by Religion: The Trump Administration, Chauvinism and Contraception

Life, Pursuit of Justice

The Things We Carry: Seven Things I Learned in Law School and Three Things I’m Giving Back

It’s been about two weeks since I graduated law school and after much reflection, I’ve found a few things that I’ll carry with me forever, and a few things that I’d like to shed as quickly as possible. Law school was a journey. At times, I worked two jobs. At times I pulled 18-20 hour… Read More The Things We Carry: Seven Things I Learned in Law School and Three Things I’m Giving Back

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The Psychological Cost of Advocacy: Mental Health in the Field

Human rights activists are tough. They’re full of grit, passion and heartfelt depth. They’re committed, full of overwhelming love, and powerful movement builders. They’re insurmountable forces to be reckoned with.  But they’re also over-stimulated, over-worked and, often, under-paid (assuming that they are getting paid for their work). They’re required to stand firm against opposition and demand accountability.  When they… Read More The Psychological Cost of Advocacy: Mental Health in the Field