Just over a week ago the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) officially overturned Roe vs. Wade — stripping away an enshrined constitutionally protected right to access abortion. Despite news that this decision was coming after a draft opinion was leaked back in May; this final ruling has been a devastating shock to many.
As June is Pride Month and Indigenous History Month; it's the ideal time to discover some incredible Two-Spirit creators, artists and activists from across North America whose work you can follow, support and share.
Less than two weeks ago, the deadliest school shooting in over a decade occurred at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas; bringing the ongoing, deeply partisan gun control debate in America to the forefront of the world's attention in heartbreaking detail.
No matter which side of the argument you fall on; abortion remains a hotly debated issue that often involves intense emotion, discomfort and (sometimes deliberate) misinformation. Here in the U.S.; after a recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion that could strike down abortion access, the topic of reproductive rights is front and centre.
While abortion is still currently legalized in the U.S.; a recently leaked Supreme Court draft opinion written by Justice Alito has revealed that the landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that settled abortion as a constitutionally protected right was voted down in February of this year.
About a week ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin embarked on his invasion campaign to bombard, overtake and control neighbouring Ukraine. Aiming to strategically seize the country through bombing assaults that focused on the capital city (Kyiv); the Russians, assuming it would be a quick and easy offensive unexpectedly encountered bold, courageous and resilient resistance from the Ukrainian people.
As Black History Month in the U.S. continues throughout February; we've had the opportunity to celebrate the essential health and wellness contributions that Black Americans have made (this year's theme). Progress and change wouldn't be possible without the pioneers of the past and the innovators of today who are working to define the future.
The theme of Black History Month in the U.S. this year focuses on 'health and wellness'; a chance to celebrate and educate about the sacrifices, innovations and contributions of those who have made a difference in all our lives. This includes the writers, poets and storytellers who share their words of truth, guidance and love with the world.