Someone Who Likes You: The Importance of Your Girlfriend for Mental Health

When I was little, my aunt gave me a much-loved copy of Jane Walsh Anglund’s book, “A Friend Is Someone Who Likes YouI loved everything about it: the postcard-sized stance, the simplicity of the text, the whimsical drawings of children in various situations of togetherness, the message that anything can be a friend – a …

What Does the Supreme Court’s Decision on Abortion Mean for Women’s Health?

With Matt Williams, Speech The Supreme Court’s Roe v. As well as the political and legal implications of the decision to oust Wade – ending the constitutional right to abortion – the decision will have real-world implications. Millions of women in the US will be affected by this decision. Research by the Guttmacher Institute, a …

There are Many Risks to the Mental Health of Black Women. For me, Juneteenth

The temperature rose above 80 degrees as my kids and I followed the marked path between historic residences in a suburban city center just minutes from our home. Their breathing was weary, their pace slowed in the afternoon heat, and they were thankful for breaks every time we stopped to listen to the history of …