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Politics
In the Running: Lauren Underwood

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Lauren Underwood talks about her run for Illinois’ Fourteenth Congressional District. If she wins, she’ll be the youngest-ever African American woman in Congress.

October 18, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Lupe Valdez

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Lupe Valdez, who could be the first lesbian and first Hispanic governor of Texas, talks about her run.

October 12, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Dana Balter

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Dana Balter talks about her run for Congress in New York. If she wins, she’ll be the first woman to represent her district.

October 12, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Christine Hallquist

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Christine Hallquist talks about her run for governor of Vermont. If she wins, she’ll be the first transgender governor in the nation.

October 10, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Rashida Tlaib

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Rashida Tlaib, who could be one of the first Muslim women elected to Congress, talks about her run.

October 4, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Deb Haaland

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Deb Haaland talks about her run for Congress in New Mexico. If she wins, she could be one of the first Native American congresswomen in US history.

September 27, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Vangie Williams

In this series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primaries across the nation. This week, Vangie Williams talks about her run for Congress in Virginia. If she wins, she’ll be the first black woman to hold the seat. To read Meena’s interview with Paulette Jordan, click here.

September 25, 2018
Politics
In the Running: Paulette Jordan

In a new series, we interview female candidates who are winning historic primary elections across the nation. For our first, Idaho’s Democratic gubernatorial candidate discusses her political race in her own words.

September 21, 2018
Politics
State Senator Holly Mitchell Has Real Talk for Women Running for Office

The “moral compass” of California’s state senate wants women to run — but she also wants us to have honest conversations about what that actually looks like.

February 2, 2018
Politics
San Francisco Is Failing London Breed

The city has a chance to support a black woman in politics, and instead its leaders are holding her back.

January 9, 2018
Culture
The Future of Black Travel

An interview with Zim Ugochukwu, the founder of Travel Noire.

July 25, 2018
Politics
The Fight is Female

The women leading the charge against Trump.

July 6, 2018
Politics
Pantsuits for Progress

Where to donate that outfit you wore on Election Day.

June 25, 2018
Work
The Best Friends Behind Swivel, a New Platform for Black Hair

Meet the creators behind the app bringing new hairstyling resources directly to black women.

June 19, 2018
Work
The Lenny Interview: Reshma Saujani

An interview with the founder of Girls Who Code.

August 8, 2018
Work
Talking with Black Women Engineers about Diversity in Silicon Valley

A roundtable discussion about the inadequacy of diversity rhetoric in Silicon Valley.

July 27, 2018
Culture
An Interview with Karen Byrd, the Woman Reimagining Black Barbie

Meena Harris interviews Karen Byrd, the small-business entrepreneur behind Natural Girls United, a company that makes natural hairstyles for black Barbie dolls.

April 2, 2018