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

Anais Nin, French writer,1903-1977

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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...

They’re terrified — but is it “credible fear”?

It’s like being totally lost in a dark forest with enormous twisted trees that are constantly moving and growing, blocking the way. Women mostly from  Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador are fleeing horrendous violence in their countries out of desperation and terror...

Report by a feminist journalist from the US-Mexico Border #1

By Kathy Bougher Kathy Bougher is a journalist, correspondent for ESCRIBANA, feminist activist, and educator who has traveled throughout Central America working with women’s groups in the region on reproductive rights and other social justice issues. She spent several...

The Endometriosis Diaries, Part I: If Pain Could Speak

  By Nadia Kaneva Nadia is a woman, author and scholar who has written a series of blogs entitled "The Endometriosis Diaries" about  her own painful and frustrating experiences of diagnosis and treatment.  We present Part One of the series here, and the rest can...

Puerto Rico: Majority of legal complaints in “post Hurricane María” devastation based on gender violence

María Suárez Toro ESCRIBANA October 19, 2017   442 cases of requests for protection orders for gender violence under Law 54 have been filed since Hurricane María hit the island on September 20, 2017. Women activists are stepping forward in support of women in...

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