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Kaitlyn Greenidge

Birthing Justice

Black maternal health is in crisis, but these doulas and midwives are already responding to the threat.

October 19, 2018
Fiction: "Daughter, First: What Tom Loves More Than Katie"

Katie Mahoney Brown’s marriage isn’t what it looks like on the red carpet.

April 3, 2018
The State of the Girl in 2017

Lenny interviews two American teenagers about their lives.

October 11, 2017
Secrets of the South

A weekend with the United Order of Tents, a semi-covert organization of black women.

October 6, 2017
Lorraine O'Grady: From Bureaucrat to Rock Critic to World-Renowned Artist

An interview with the category-defying artist and writer.

July 28, 2017
The True Story of the Nun Who Became an Attorney General

An interview with Arlene Violet, the crime-fighting nun of Rhode Island.

June 9, 2017
John Waters: I Love Women Who Hate Men and Hate Men Who Hate Women

The universally beloved director loves women, hates Mike Pence, and wants us all to be Valerie Solanas.

May 26, 2017
A Hope for Universal Health Care in New York State

A single-payer bill could pass the State Senate. Here's how you can help it move forward.

May 22, 2017
Dorothy Allison on Why Working-Class Literature Is the Strongest

The novelist and memoirist talks about growing up poor, her '70s lesbian feminist collective, and meeting her obligations.

May 12, 2017
Sacred Space

On visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and facing the present.

February 22, 2017
Is Shunning Ever Useful?

An interview with the writer, theorist, and activist Sarah Schulman.

January 20, 2017
You've Got to Fight

On the civil-rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, black women, and the 2016 election.

November 8, 2016
I Love Betty

An original short story by Kaitlyn Greenidge.

August 31, 2016
A Different Kind of Justice

Novelist and public defender Natashia Deon talks about how the same story can reveal different truths.

August 17, 2016
Eat the Fish

On being forced to confront an unreasonable but unassailable fear.

August 3, 2016
The First Lady of New York Wants You to Be a Mental-Health Healer

Chirlane ​McCray shares why she wants to destigmatize mental-health issues and make access to mental-health care simple and affordable.

July 13, 2016
A Small Place for Us

On encountering the kind of perfection that is always out of reach.

May 25, 2016