When Ali Cobby Eckermann was a teenager, she ran away to the desert in central Australia. Her drug use and reckless behavior had spiraled out of control. Years later, Eckermann would put all that pain into writing and become one of Australia’s most celebrated poets.
A small clinic in McAllen, Texas, is the only abortion provider for hundreds of miles. Earlier this week when Jane Doe, an undocumented teenager held in detention, was allowed to have an abortion, this is where she came.
Women in domestic violence shelters are among the most vulnerable during natural disasters. Without a network of friends and family, they often find themselves wondering how to get out of a storm's path.