Despite facing obstacles, QTPOC parents exist. Thankfully, there’s a growing movement of trans and queer birth workers of color catering to their needs.
Right now, at least 11% of adults don’t have health insurance in the U.S — the 13th richest country in the world. A nation that doesn’t take care of its sick is one where every life clearly doesn’t matter. There is a growing movement of folks who want to transform our capitalist healthcare system into […]
Editor’s Note: This article is not meant to suggest that readers forego traditional medicine when it’s necessary nor does it propose ancestral medicine as the solution to our healthcare crisis. It’s meant to explore other types of medicine that can be beneficial to supplement with Western medicine. When’s the last time you put your hands in […]
While reflecting on recent news about health care, I think back on the lives of Anarcha, Betsy, Lucy and nine other unnamed enslaved Black women who were experimented on by the “father of modern gynecology,” a white doctor named J. Marion Sims. Without their consent or anesthesia (which was available at the time), Sims perfected […]
“Your medical bills costs thousands of dollars,” my mother remarked one summer day almost 20 years ago. “Good thing I have health insurance.” Good thing indeed. After I was diagnosed with a chronic condition discovered during a standard physical, my mother’s insurance covered countless doctor appointments to rule out more serious diseases. Our insurance was […]
As I get older, making new friends within the LGBTQ+ community becomes more difficult. My 30-year-old self rarely seeks out kindred spirits on the dance floor because my body just won’t allow for it. In addition, queer-friendly spaces that aren’t nightclubs are rapidly shutting down due to gentrification. This bothers me because building accountable and […]