Reproductive Rights in Rhode Island in the era of Trump
Since 1973, abortion has been legal in Rhode Island because of the decision in Roe v. Wade. Yet Rhode Island laws stating that life begins at conception and that it is a criminal act to end that life remain on the books, even though those laws have been held unconstitutional.
Why Speaking Out Against Sexual Harassment Backfires for Women in Office
When #MeToo started filling up my Facebook feed, I wavered about whether to join in. As a Rhode Island state senator, I know I’m already judged by the clothes I wear, the tone of my voice, and whether I'm likable enough. I'm expected to be a fierce champion and a team player—all while wearing lipstick and nice shoes.
I don’t have a salacious story of sexual harassment at the state house. What I have is the story of sexism that permeates our daily lives. So I wrote about it for Glamour Magazine.