Claire Papell, 22, usually spends the summer resting her eyes, clearing her mind, and recharging for another busy year at college. This year, she dedicated eight weeks to intensive research on advocacy for transgender children. It was no holiday. “I expected to work really hard and I did!” she exclaimed. […]

When Gabrielle Stein opened her eyes on the morning of June 23, she was met face-to-face with a giant, tattooed, dead fetus. It was four feet tall, to be exact. And it was only a photo. But she awoke to the same image on the ceiling above her bed every […]

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“Jen-na!” The lights were on and I was awake. I’d been sleeping on the floor of the bedroom I shared with my sister, where I slept all of that summer in 1999. I was nine years old and our great-grandmother had come to live with us. “Jen-na!” I got to my knees and […]