Activist Dior Vargas Wants to Center People of Color in the Mental Health Conversation

Mental health issues are not the sole domain of white people. Although that should be obvious, the media visibility afforded to communities of color around these issues—or lack thereof—doesn’t always reflect that. But Latina activist Dior Vargas has made it her mission to make people of color dealing with mental…

Argentine Woman Dies in First Reported Death Since Bill to Legalize Abortion Was Rejected

A 34-year-old woman died this week due to an at-home abortion gone wrong, Clarín reports. Elizabeth, as she has been reported, was the mother of a 2-year-old child, and her death is the first reported tragedy following the Senate’s decision to reject what would have been a historic bill to legalize abortion up to 14…

Puerto Rican Government Admits Hurricane Maria Had a Much Higher Death Toll Than Previously Reported

In an effort to secure additional, and more appropriate aid from Congress, the Puerto Rican government has admitted that Hurricane Maria incurred a much higher death toll than previously reported—though the number is still likely inaccurate. Per a new report issued last month, the government acknowledges 1,427 lives…