November 2, 2019

What Abortion Actually Is About

I’m going to be frank: I’m sick and tired of having to justify why we need to be able to get an abortion. I’m tired of the constant reasons we need to give and soul-baring we need to

July 16, 2020

The Tax Relief We Need in the Next COVID-19 Package

Next week, Senate Majority Leader McConnell is expected to release Senate Republicans’ proposal for the next COVID-19 relief package. Earlier this week, White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow confirmed that another package was imminent, and stated

July 14, 2020

NWLC files Amicus Brief Opposing Sexist Dress Code

It’s no secret: NWLC is opposed to sexist and racist dress codes. We’ve detailed how dress codes harm Black girls, and have written many, many times about the discriminatory impact of dress codes that promote unacceptable

July 13, 2020

Next Senate Relief Bill May Include More Direct Payments. But That’s Not Enough.

Press reports recently indicated that Senate Republicans are considering including a second round of direct payments to individuals in their draft of the next COVID relief package. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested limiting those

July 9, 2020

Pregnancy and Abortion Access Déjà Vu

Almost two years ago, in the last trimester of my first pregnancy, I sat down to write a blog about Brett Kavanaugh, who, at the time, was a nominee to the Supreme Court. His nomination and confirmation hearings, particularly what his judgeship and a more

December 5, 2019

Here’s Why We Won’t Clap for Every Woman in Leadership: On the Confirmation of Extremist Sarah Pitlyk

Madeline Albright famously said, “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.” While supporting women leadership is important, it’s equally important to call-out behavior that is harmful to women, even if

July 8, 2020

State of Uncertainty: SCOTUS Decision on DACA

Three years ago, the Trump administration announced its intention to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. This program brought hints of normalcy and stability to the lives of 700,000 individuals, including myself. That

July 7, 2020

In Support of Rosette Pambakian: 3 Ways Forced Arbitration Stacks the Deck Against Sexual Harassment Survivors

The NWLC, along with the American Association for Justice, law firm Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, LLP, and 46 other groups filed an amicus brief on July 6, 2020, in Pambakian v. Blatt in support of

June 29, 2020

LGBTQ+ Media That Queer NWLC Staff Is Enjoying This Pride!

Pride 2020 has gone virtual this year. While many of us are spending more time indoors and at-home, it is no surprise that we’re indulging in every form of media available to us. Thankfully, there is

June 25, 2020

Reflecting the Times and Reimagining Our Future

I’ve spent a bulk of my time in quarantine surrounding myself with music. As I type, the sounds of John Coltrane fill my house. Yes, I’m an Enneagram 4 so it’s stereotypical that I create vibes like

June 22, 2020

Finding My New Normal

If you asked me a year ago whether I would be writing this blog, I would have laughed at you and quickly dismissed such an absurd idea. Talk about my sexuality? Publicly? Absolutely not. But mostly, a year ago

June 16, 2020

We Won’t Go Back: A Road Map to Recovery for a Post-COVID World

Black lives matter. But for our society to reflect that truth, we must interrogate the legacy of white supremacy, dismantle the racist systems it created, and reform the policies that perpetuate it. As a white woman

June 4, 2020

We Deserve a Podcast: How Celebrities Show Up In This Moment Defines Who We Show Up For

We Deserve a Podcast: A series about our favorite reality shows that are definitely absolutely about gender justice so you should feel very fine bingeing them. In fact, you’ll be a better feminist if you do!

May 29, 2020

AANHPI Heritage Month: Beyond Complicity: Asian-American Organizing, Solidarity, and Power

I count myself as one of the lucky ones. Growing up, my mother never let me forget the sacrifices she made to get me here in this country. As a Filipina immigrant myself who arrived in the