"When you get trapped in the destruction, open the door to creation. "

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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Puerto Rico: Shelters for women victims of violence face challenges as violence against women escalates

María Suárez Toro, Escribana October 13, 2017 Casa Julia and three other women's shelters are closed for lack of electricity and generators, including Casa Luisa Capetillo and Hogar Nueva Mujer (New Woman’s Home). Hogar Ruth (Ruth’s Home) opened with 35 women, but has...

El Salvador Bill Would Put Those Found Guilty of Abortion Behind Bars for 30 to 50 Years

The right-wing ARENA Party has introduced a bill that would increase [the] penalty [for abortion] to a prison sentence of 30 to 50 years—the same as aggravated homicide.

Why American Feminists Should Mourn FEMEN’s Oksana Shachko

And how FEMEN cleared the way for #MeToo   By Nadia Kaneva This has been the summer of celebrity suicides. When the tragic passing of fashion designer Kate Spade hit the news, she was lauded for having created a brand that helped women be “both feminine and...

The day after…taking action after the shocking election of Donald Trump as U.S. President

It is shocking. It is appalling. It is despicable. It is scary. But it is most terrifying to the millions of people who face threats to their lives with promises to deport them all, to build a wall, to block them from entering the fortress of the US. It was working...

Gaia & Yara

by Tara Roberts Her name is Gaia, and she is the mother. Her name is Yara, and she is the daughter. Mother and daughter have a symbiotic, close, complicated relationship. Their love for the ocean is one of the things that binds them together. The mother wanted to be a...

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