Image published with explicit permission from Kate Livingston, mother of Ruth Baby Ginsburg (aka Sycamore)

Behind the Scenes with Notorious RBG [video]

Visual storyteller, Martyna Starosta, created this wonderful, brief video with clips of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and an interview with Shana Knizhnik, the feminist law student who created the equally notorious tumblr, Notorious R.B.G. You can read the accompanying article here.   And if you haven’t yet seen #RuthBabyGinsburg, he (yes, he) is…

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Yes You Can: Write and Submit an Opinion Column

I’ll never forget the time I was talking to my dad on the phone about how my freelance writing career was going. It was 2005 and I’d been getting published, for pay, since 2002 (the Plain Dealer op-ed pages were the first, thank you, Brent Larkin). I had a 20 hour per week, two-year contract…

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Largest Labor Union Elects 3 Women of Color to Top Leadership of NEA

On the Fourth of July, the nearly 9,000 delegates of a nearly three million member labor organization elected a Latina and two African-American women to lead them. I interviewed the new president, Lily Eskelsen Garcia and the new secretary-treasurer, Princess Moss, as well as Ohio’s own former OEA president, Patricia Frost Brooks (who helped Moss in…