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Instagram’s Page-Deletions of Black Women in Psychedelic Advocacy

After a year of running her Instagram page, “Black People Trip,” Robin Divine had built up a following of over…

October 14, 2022

In Barcelona, Metzineres Creates a Social Model That “Fits Very Well”

Metzineres is a community for womxn using drugs and surviving violence in Barcelona. The “x” in the word womxn intentionally…

October 4, 2022

Dobbs Will Have Dire Consequences for Pregnant People Who Use Drugs

Last month’s Supreme Court decision to strike down Roe v. Wade denied people who can get pregnant one of the…

July 7, 2022

Mexico’s Abortion Collectives Increase Cross-Border Collaborations

When Perla Martínez took misoprostol to terminate her pregnancy in April of 2017, the only information she had about how…

July 5, 2022

No, My Prescribed Opioid Use Was Not a “Relapse”

Society tends to view banned drugs and their use in binary terms. People who disclose drug use are instantly assumed…

May 11, 2022

Pressure on Massachusetts to Ban Building of New Jails and Prisons

Families of incarcerated people are pressuring Massachusetts state lawmakers to pass a bill to rule out building any new jails…

March 8, 2022

Women’s Voices Among Those Absent at the Global Tobacco Control COP

Global tobacco control is deeply political, divisive, and reflects the prevailing gendered and other social hierarchies that influence policy and…

November 12, 2021

NY Ends “Walking While Trans” Ban Targeting Women of Color

Transgender and criminal justice reform activists won a major victory as New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation passed that…

February 2, 2021

I Switched From Vaping Back to Smoking, Thanks to India’s Government

I remember fumbling with the lighter so much that a friend had to light my first smoke for me. I…

January 25, 2021

The Price of Silence: Women, Tobacco and Clinical Gaps in India

As I wait to interview respiratory physicians in a high-end private medical clinic in Chennai, a sprawling metropolis in the…

November 23, 2020