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She Used Drugs While Pregnant. Should She Be in Prison? After having a stillbirth, Adora Perez was charged with murder
New York Magazine‘s The Cut
The Bad Guy List: Inside the whisper network of sex workers organizing to stop serial killers before they strike
Before Roe, a Baptist Preacher Performed Abortions in Secret. Now He’s Helping Texans
Mother Jones
Joleen Nez: A Death in Custody
The Nation
How to Kill a Rural Hospital
The Nation
Kim Blalock Took Lawfully Prescribed Pain Killers During Pregnancy—And Was Charged With A Felony
How Mexican feminists are helping Americans get abortions
The Guardian
They Asked for PPE and Got Body Bags Instead—She Turned Them Into a Healing Dress
Adora Perez Is Free
New York Magazine‘s The Cut
A mom was charged with child neglect for using medical marijuana while pregnant. The Arizona case could set a precedent
The Washington Post
The Indigenous cafe using native cuisine to help its chefs fight addiction
The Guardian
‘It could feed the world’: amaranth, a health trend 8,000 years old that survived colonization
The Guardian
Argentina’s Decades-Long Fight to Legalize Abortion Ends in Victory
The Nation

Reproductive Justice

Protesters denounce ‘kangaroo court’ after high-stakes Texas abortion pill hearing, The Guardian

Access to abortion pill in the balance as Texas judge hears mifepristone case, The Guardian

How a pastor is trying to revive a 150-year-old US law to ban abortion, The Guardian

The Long, Scary History of Doctors Reporting Pregnant People to the Cops, Mother Jones

How Indigenous women are taking back the birthing process: ‘There is a reclaiming happening’, The Washington Post

If Abortion Is Illegal, Will Every Miscarriage Be a Potential Crime?, Mother Jones

Less than 1 percent of America’s lactation consultants are Indigenous. For these women, it’s a way to empower their communities. The Washington Post

Protesters Say Tear Gas Caused Them to Get Their Period Multiple Times in a Month, Teen Vogue


What the Attacks on New Mexico Democrats Say About Being a Woman in Politics, The Nation

What We Can Learn From Feminist Federal Credit Unions, The Nation

Wafa Ghnaim Uses the Traditional Craft of Tatreez to Preserve and Share Palestinian History, Vogue

A 27-year-old wanted to see her Asian American story reflected in bookstores. So she opened her own, The Washington Post

This women-made tool could help get more disabled people vaccinated, The Washington Post

An Interview With Elena Kanagy-Loux, the Woman Who Made One of RBG Lace Collars, Teen Vogue

The Mobile Book Cart That Began on Instagram, Literary Hub

With Mil Mundos, María Herron Has Built a Bookstore for the Black & Brown Bushwick Community, Remezcla

In Chile, women use traditional embroidery to urge political change, PRI’s The World

Material Acts: Chilean Embroiderers Record Memory Stitch-by-Stitch, BitchMedia

Argentina’s Ni Una Menos turns focus to economic crisis, abortion, Al Jazeera English


New York’s ‘walking while trans’ ban targeted women of color, advocates say. Now it’s being repealed, The Washington Post

The G.L.I.T.S. House Allows Homeless LGBTQ People a Place to Thrive, Teen Vogue

A record 574 LGBTQ candidates ran this year. Here are the big wins so far, The Washington Post

Tony McDade was a black transgender man shot by police in May. Protesters are fighting to keep his memory alive, The Washington Post

Food Justice

The Native American-owned food trucks taking New Mexico by storm, The Guardian

Radishes and rainbows: the LGBTQ growers reimagining the traditional family farm, The Guardian

The ex-fitness trainers creating a Black-owned ranch: ‘We need a new system,’ The Guardian

The end of a way of life? Ranchers struggle to survive the south-west’s megadrought, The Guardian

Are coffee pods really eco-friendly? The truth behind the surprising findings, The Guardian

Indigenous Movements

For decades, welfare laws kept Native American families together. Will the supreme court end them?, The Guardian

Don’t Fear a Red Planet: The Story of the World’s Only Native Comic Shop, The Nation

In the Navajo Nation, Anarchism Has Indigenous Roots, The Nation

The Red Nation Wants Its Land Back, The Nation

There’s an epidemic of missing Indigenous women. One mother wants answers about her daughter, The Washington Post

The election could have big implications for Native Americans. These three women are getting out the vote, The Washington Post

Navajo Nation celebrates its first official Pride parade after a devastating year, The Washington Post