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Meena Harris

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Future of Black Travel

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

The Fight is Female

The women leading the charge against Trump.

Pantsuits for Progress

Where to donate that outfit you wore on Election Day.

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.

The Lenny Interview: Reshma Saujani

An interview with the founder of Girls Who Code.

Talking with Black Women Engineers about Diversity in Silicon Valley

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

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.