“You have that look of a homeless person.”

Zephyr-Rose Poe is a queer, disabled, unhoused person who has recently moved cross-country to the Orlando-area. Zephyr has previously written and published two books: A Butterfly’s Wings, a book of poetry centered around feminism, queerness, and mental health, as well as The Adventure of It All, a two-part memoir about traveling around the world in…

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Resist Putin’s Famine!

Vladmir Putin is using famine as a weapon of war. He hopes western nations will stop supporting Ukraine when they see millions threatened with starvation. Right now, Russian blockades and nationalistic export bans are causing extreme food crises, with the poorest countries faring worst.

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How Roe v. Wade’s Overturn Impacts Our Work

On Friday, June 24, 2022, the United States Supreme Court overturned the ruling from the 1973 case, Roe v Wade1. Roe v. Wade had been a landmark case guaranteeing abortion as a constitutional right. The Supreme Court’s most recent decision has triggered abortion bans in 13 states, with more to follow.

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Four Ways to Support Vulnerable Ukrainians

Since Russia has launched a large-scale attack on Ukraine, more than 500,000 people have been forced to flee their houses; many others have been hiding out in bomb shelters. As we have witnessed during this conflict and others across the world, war brings insurmountable destruction and far-reaching consequences that will be seen for decades to…

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Ending Child Marriage in the U.S.

The U.S isn’t the first country that comes to mind when one considers married children, but New York and Rhode Island just became the mere fifth and sixth states to ban the practice outright. (Following New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Minnesota.) The marriage age is set by each state and territory, either by statute or…

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Frederick Douglass’ Freedom

This week in history, formerly enslaved abolitionist Frederick Douglass bluntly criticized the failure of American commitments to “freedom”  in several Independence Day addresses.  “The Meaning of July 4th for the Negro” was delivered to a majority white audience in Rochester, New York. Tomorrow (July 5th) marks its anniversary. For those unfamiliar, we encourage you to…

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Food Insecurity Rising Rapidly: Who Is Being Affected?

Food insecurity is defined as the state of being without reliable access to a sufficient quantity of affordable, nutritious food to live an active, healthy lifestyle. It might mean that sometimes you have enough food and sometimes you have healthy food but rarely do you have enough healthy food. Food insecurity is at the worst…

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People Without Housing Targeted by City Ordinance in Austin

Early voting on a city ordinance to sweep people without housing out of view is underway in Austin.  A ban on public sleeping was lifted in 2019, but now Austin’s homelessness problem has become too visible for some. A May 1 vote will determine whether or not to criminalize being homeless again. Hundreds of jurisdictions…

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