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Radical Theater Performance Subverts Rikers Violence

Christmas was a week away. The sky was baby blue, but you wouldn’t have known that inside the windowless room…

3 days

The Artist Making Harm Reduction Gay Again

The makeshift harm reduction center quietly popped up in Chelsea, one of the historically gay neighborhoods of Manhattan. Tucked away…

1 week

The End of NYC’s HIV Epidemic Is In Sight—Except for Trans Women

New York City is the first city in the United States to meet a key international target aimed at ending…

1 month

Incarcerated Women in Thailand Face Issues Seen Worldwide

Natauboo Jama started selling methamphetamine in northern Thailand after her second child was born. Known locally as yaba, it is…

2 months

Study: How Punitive Policies Harm Pregnant Drug Users

The United States has state-level laws that criminalize pregnant people who use drugs, separate families, and require clinicians to report…

2 months

Women Are Disproportionately Held in Jails Rather Than Prisons, Increasing Harms

More women are being held in local jails than in state prisons, according to a report released October 29 by…

3 months

A TSA Officer Sexually Assaulted Me: Know Your Rights

The first person I interviewed for this story⁠—days before I knew I would write it, because I felt ashamed—was my…

3 months

The Militant Harm Reductionist Advancing Dan Bigg’s Legacy

Brandie Wilson has her work cut out for her: On October 3, the legendary harm reduction organization Chicago Recovery Alliance…

3 months

What Harm Reductionists Think About Sesame Street’s Addiction Representation

Sesame Street, the long-running children’s television show, has taken on issues ranging from exercise to incarceration. On October 9, Sesame…

3 months

The Women Wrongfully Convicted by Drug War Prosecutors

Any wrongful conviction is a human tragedy," tweeted Sister Helen Prejan, a renowned author and anti-execution advocate, on October 2:…

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