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In her autobiography, “Living My Life”, famed anarchist Emma Goldman, recounts her experience as a midwife, serving mostly poor immigrants who could not afford a doctor for childbirth. Her experience shows what life was like before safe reproductive options were available and illuminates the impact of those who have tirelessly…

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“Do you need help?”
​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​“No, thank you. God will save me.”
“Hi Sir, do you need help?”
​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​“No, thank you. God will save me.”
“Are you sure you don’t need help?”
​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​ ​ ​​​“No, thank you. God will save…

The Stark Reality of the Homelessness Crisis in the Bay Area.

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In February 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom dedicated his entire State of the State address to focus on the homelessness crisis. But then the pandemic came, putting pressure on state officials to act more quickly to protect the vulnerable homeless population.

In April, California launched Project Roomkey, a project…

Too often these days I see people claiming patriotism in ways that mean very little.

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Things That Patriotism Is NOT.

  • it is NOT measured in the number of American flags you stick in your yard
  • it is NOT a competition of who loves their country more
  • it is NOT being blindly loyal to an entity…

The current state of the nation is soul-crushing.

We have a man in the White House who encourages violence if it works in his favor. Someone who does not understand the consequences that his words have on people’s actions and the psyche of America (or either he does not care)…

Have you noticed that more of your friends and family are sharing conspiracy theories lately? Even people that typically are not conspiracy theorists seem to be more open and accepting to theories that are baseless and have no factual evidence. You’re not imagining it. Its estimated that roughly 30% of…

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As COVID19 explodes across the world, flaws and weaknesses in the United States’ systems that have been ignored for far too long are being exposed. The US has the highest rate of incarceration in the world with nearly five million Americans flowing through penal institutions each year. It’s no surprise…

Whose opinion is more valid on the issues that society faces? The public or the experts? Should lawmakers and politicians defer to the analysis of the experts or the outcry of the public? And why does this happen?

With the rise of social media, the public (in combination with the…

How I went from being too afraid to walk inside the gym to becoming a gym regular.

^ This is a picture of me from when I used to go to the gym at midnight and would leave if anyone else came in

Going to the gym becomes 10 times harder if you struggle with social or generalized anxiety. There’s too many people. It’s unfamiliar. You don’t know what you’re doing. You feel judged. It’s all…

In the US, it seems that most people’s idea of civic engagement is posting political memes on Facebook expressing how incompetent the opposing party is. The scenario goes like this:

  • Trump says something outrageous
  • People post memes on social media
  • Get in debate in comments sections
  • No one’s opinions change

Robyn McCullough

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