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Black motherhood, the history of “trans,” the conviction of Justyna Wydrzyńska, and more

Nation Weekly
June 30, 2023
“Black women are supposed to resign ourselves to the idea that we possess neither the feminine appeal nor the personal agency reserved for whiteness,” writes Dr. Rhea Boyd. “As pregnant Black bellies protrude into America, fecund with possibilities, they flout the rules.”

For our latest special issue, BODY POLITICS, published one year after the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Boyd explains how Black mothers destabilize an assumed structure of patriarchy, white supremacy, and capitalism. “As the Black mothers who have gone before us have taught,” she writes, “there is a liberation waiting for those bold enough to live in a construction of their own design.”

The Embodied Politics of Black Motherhood
Alienating Black women from our bodies is a strategy for domination. Yet we continue to rise and resist.
Rhea Boyd
The Long and Sometimes Lost History of Trans
To borrow a phrase from the photographer and activist Samra Habib, “We have always been here”—or, at least, people somewhat like us have always been here.
Stephanie Burt
The Conviction of Justyna Wydrzyńska
The Polish activist became the first person in Europe to be convicted for helping another woman get an abortion—and galvanized a movement behind her.
Rebecca Grant
What My Parents Taught Me About Bodily Autonomy
I learned from an early age that honoring an individual’s wishes for their body is a sacred act.
Angela Garbes
When Teens Send Nudes
Teenagers are sexting. Their parents are afraid. How can they find a middle ground for a better, safer way forward?
Gail Cornwall
The Battle on the Abortion Borderland, Plus RFK Jr.
On this episode of the Start Making Sense podcast, Amy Littlefield reports on abortion access a year after the repeal of Roe, and Joan Walsh talks about her experience with the anti-vax candidate.
Jon Wiener
Aaron Maybin: “Athletes Aren’t Superheroes, We’re Human Beings”
Aaron Maybin joins the Edge of Sports podcast to discuss a life after sports.
Dave Zirin

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