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How writers can help remove labels that overshadow trauma of sexual abuse

May 11, 2016 |


In “The Forced Heroism of the ‘Survivor,’” published earlier this month in the New York Times Magazine, writer and literary critic Parul Sehgal traces the rhetoric used for people who experience sexual abuse.

The essay offers up some valuable … Read More

‘Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology’ shares what it’s actually like to live in Flint

May 9, 2016 | 1

“Happy Anyway: A Flint Anthology” cover art. Photo courtesy of Scott Atkinson. 


By Julie Kliegman

Julie is the weekend editor for and a freelance journalist based in New York. She’s written for publications including BuzzFeed, Vox, Mental Floss, … Read More

Five media & art projects that take a nuanced approach to covering transgender stories

May 6, 2016 |

Brian, a Queer Rwandan in Canada is featured in Mikael Owunna’s Limit(less) project. Photo by and courtesy of Owunna. 




The recent “bathroom laws” debate has drawn renewed attention to transgender rights in mainstream media.

The debate provides media practitioners with an … Read More

The Mash-Up Americans explores intersection of race, culture & identity from the frontline of multicultural America

May 4, 2016 |

Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer, creators of The Mash-Up Americans. Photo courtesy of Choi and Lehrer.




Amy S. Choi and Rebecca Lehrer wanted to create an online space for people who live between multiple cultures, feel … Read More