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2015 was a big year for me. I studied abroad in England, traveled to ten countries in Europe and Africa, spent my summer interning at a prominent nonprofit in Washington, D.C., and graduated from college! As I rang in the New Year with my family and made resolutions, I decided that I wanted– and needed to take better care of myself.


I was only able to say yes to exciting opportunities and take risks in 2015 because I had the support of my family, friends, and health insurance, …

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First things first, I don’t need to say it, you don’t need to read it, and no award shows or long speeches need to be given to acknowledge what we already know is true –Black girls rock and always have! Matter of a fact they do more than rock. Black girls are magic, resilient, powerful, genius, and they matter!

To me its more than the First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, proclaiming that Black girls rock. It’s an entire society that tells them otherwise EVERY SINGLE DAY. …

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realmendon'trapeSince stepping foot on a college campus I have met three individuals that have been victims of sexual assault.  It is a fact that “reported assaults hit 5,983 in the 2014 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, up 8% from last year and up from 3,604 in 2012” (TIME) and the numbers continue to rise. The question at hand: is it a good thing or bad?

Sexual assault is a major threat in the United States of America, especially on college campuses. Women seem to be the primary targets, …

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Today marks the 42nd anniversary of Roe V. Wade, a landmark moment for women across our country. People could, supposedly, seek legal and safe abortions, without fear. However, thanks to the Hyde Amendment, clinic protestors, and violent stigmas, this has not always held true for all people, especially people of color and people of low socio-economic status.
The Hyde Amendment has been in place since the mid 1970’s, being renewed every year. This amendment bans all federal money for abortion services, which translates to – federal health insurance for …

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Dear Radical Brownies,
We are the Young Women of Color Leadership Council, a group of 11 young women of color, ages 17 to 24, from across the country. We care about educating, including, and empowering girls and young women of color about our bodies, health, and racial justice in our communities through organizing, sisterhood, and community building.

Young Women of Color Leadership Council

We are writing you because y’all are amazing and motivating to people everywhere, especially us! Stay the way you are! You all are so necessary to …