Barbara’s Recent Stories
Nation Aug 23Kathy Hochul’s rise in New York spotlights the barriers to women becoming governors
Despite gains in representation in statehouses, Congress and other statewide offices — women hold positions like lieutenant governor, secretary of state and attorney general at higher rates — their representation at statewide executive leadership remains stubbornly low.
Health Jul 06Extreme heat further complicates the lives of homeless women and LGBTQ people
As climate change exacerbates the effects of weather events like flooding, hurricanes and wildfires, it increases the likelihood of more displaced people who are facing housing insecurity and homelessness. …
Nation Jun 25Britney Spears lost her reproductive freedom. She is not alone
From the founding of this nation through the modern day, women and members of marginalized communities have faced forced sterilization and other reproductive coercion.
Nation Jun 11Newly elected trans state lawmakers reflect on record year of anti-trans bills
State legislators Rep. Stephanie Byers of Kansas, Sen. Sarah McBride of Delaware and Rep. Taylor Small of Vermont entered office during a year of record anti-trans bills. They’re advocating for policies that help LGBTQ+ people.