steph black

reflections of a wild feminist

Domestic Violence on College Campuses

It’s Domestic Violence Awareness Month! Check out my latest for The Eagle in which I discuss what domestic violence can look like on college campuses. Domestic violence can look many different ways, but if you think you or someone you love is experiencing domestic violence, call the National Hotline at 1-800-656-4673 and make an appointment […]

Interview: Why I spent my summer protesting

This summer, I was interviewed by the incredible Joyce Lu of Harvard Radio Broadcasting. In it, I discussed why I was protesting in support of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. Basically, this was a Supreme Court case deciding whether or not Crisis Pregnancy Centersshould be allowed to lie and manipulate women who […]

Speaking out at the Supreme Court against Kavanaugh

Tonight I had the honor of getting to speak at the Stop Kavanaugh Vigil outside of the Supreme Court. Aside from feeling like returning home (I spent many, many hours outside SCOTUS this summer), I felt an unbelievable sense of community, support, and of course rage. Rage at Kavanaugh, rage at the GOP, rage at […]

How to respond when your friends disclose their assault to you.

It has been a tough two weeks, to say the least, with a near constant bombardment of Christine Ford’s testimony and Kavanaugh’s upsetting response. Many survivors of assault have been sharing their truths, some out of empowerment and some out of fear that their attacker will one day occupy a seat of immense power. Either […]

It’s imperative that universities provide abortion medication in their health centers. Here’s why.

I am a student in DC. I am also at risk of getting pregnant in a place with more fake clinics than real ones. It’s one of the many reasons I believe that supplying abortion medication should be the norm for college health centers. Read my full argument on Women’s Wire Weekly’s amazing blog! While […]

My Linda Problem

As you may know, last week I was arrested while protesting Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing. It was a bizarre (but deeply meaning) handful of hours, from meeting my fellow activists, sleeping outside, and spending my afternoon in zip ties. But the unusual part of my evening was having a productive conversation with Linda Sarsour. And then […]

Riding the wave with the Rising Tide Mikveh Network

Somehow, a whole month has passed since attending the Summer Gathering held by the Rising Tide Open Waters Mikveh Network. Though I wrote this in the days following the Gathering, the sentiments still remain: attending this conference has fundamentally changed, for the better, my relationship to mikveh. Read my full reflection here.

Shana Tova to the Activists; A Rosh Hashana Poem, inspired by a friend

Shana tova to the activists. Shana tova to the fighters, the resisters. Shana tova to those who worked their asses off last year to make sure the next year is a better one. Shana tova to those who see a brighter horizon, who see greener grass. Shana tova to organizers and the grassroots. Shana tova […]

What it meant to get arrested for protesting Kavanaugh as a feminist and a Jew

Yesterday, I was arrested. Yep. What would possess me, a 21-year-old, to participate in a civil disobedience direct action? Well, unsurprisingly, my feminist and my Jewish values. Read a full reflection on my experience here and watch a clip my arrest here and below!

Announcing: Alma Campus Ambassadorship

THRILLED to announce that I have been selected to be one of the 2018-2019 Alma Ambassadors! As an ambassador, I will have the opportunity to rep Alma (who I have written for quite a bit!) via my social media, encourage readership and newsletter signups, and, of course, more writing! Make sure to check this site […]

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