Sexually transmitted diseases and teen birth rates are highest in the American South. This is compounded by the fact that one and a half million U.S. households live in extreme poverty today, nearly double the number from twenty years ago. Planned Parenthood and other health care providers provide critical and preventative health care to … [Read more…]
Here in Charleston, SC, we like to think of ourselves as a progressive stronghold in an otherwise conservative state — and with good reason. After all, our county did vote for Hillary Clinton in the recent presidential election, Bill Murray has made us his second home, and, thanks to Spoleto, our art scene is renowned … [Read more…]
This Thursday, WREN, the Women’s Rights and Empowerment Network, launches with a massive party at Senate’s End Hall in Columbia to celebrate a new day in the fight for women’s rights in South Carolina. Everyone is invited to meet and talk shop with local activists, academics, concerned folks, and political allies like Sen. Katrina Shealy … [Read more…]
Might I suggest a soundtrack for your weekly review of news? Maybe a motivational anthem featuring Michelle Obama, Janelle Monáe, Missy Elliot, Kelly Clarkson, and other divas? Once your earbuds are in and you’re all set, please proceed to read about badass Latinas, warrior princesses, and much more.
Every year Tell Them hosts Bee Day – a day at the the South Carolina State House for people like you and me. Throughout the year, the men and women of Tell Them lobby our state representatives and host forums all over the state to keep us informed, safe, and healthy when it comes to … [Read more…]
I am going to talk to you about the sex education bill that’s currently floating around the South Carolina State House. But first I am going to tell you about the first time I had sex. These two stories are related, I promise. The first story begins with a young girl at church on Easter … [Read more…]