The year is 2018. A young woman with orange hair and a determined expression sets off to climb a mountain — literally and figuratively.
On one hand, she is scaling the infamous Celeste Mountain, facing obstacles at every turn. And on the other, she is running from a shadow version of herself that plagues her with negative emotions, alters her self-perception and tries to prevent her from climbing.
When she reaches the top, she confronts her shadow and fends off her dark side. …
BTB usually tells stories of reproductive rights activism from the U.S. South. But we’re in unprecedented times right now, so we’re expanding our scope today. We’re talking about COVID-19.
We won’t be staying in the South for this episode because, well — the coronavirus isn’t, either.
We’re back after a little winter hiatus, and we’re starting off 2020 with a topic that doesn’t get anywhere near the amount of attention that it should: the role of the legal system in the HIV/AIDS crisis.
I’m Emily Rose Thorne, a journalist from the Peach State, working to see the Southern United States represented in national conversations about advocacy.
I loved “The Circle” — there, I said it.
I’ve never enjoyed a reality show in my life. I couldn’t understand why people would scream at their TVs, follow celebs on social media or live-tweet their reactions to something like “The Bachelor.” But when I started “The Circle,” it made plenty of sense. I finished all 12 episodes in two days, and I’m only a little bit ashamed to admit it.
“The Circle” is Netflix’s take on a U.K. show of the same name that aired in 2017. The U.S. version dropped in two installments: the first half on Jan…
Welcome to Between the Bills—hosted by Georgia native Emily Rose Thorne.
BTB is a podcast that gets to the heart of what is happening in reproductive rights in and around Georgia, focusing on those doing the powerful work of keeping rights intact.
I’m studying gender theory and feminist thought. Here’s how I see the progression of the global fight for gender equity — starting with the first wave
Discussions about the feminist movement usually divide it into three to four distinct eras, called “waves,” to the point where the once-unified “movement” has splintered into so many pieces that it’s sometimes difficult to see their links. So where to begin? And how to differentiate between the various perspectives?
I’m a journalist and researcher studying gender theory and feminist thought, especially relating to the American news media and U.S. history. I’m writing a series…
“Schools are like prisons, because both institutions changed my sister’s life,” high school student Marta Aguila wrote. “Women shackled to the stirrups, can’t move, giving birth in jail. Students going to school. Herded masses passing through the metal detectors. Don’t forget your ID. $1 for a replacement, but that was lunch money to buy my chips. Yelling by security guards with a bad temper and (bad) breath. There’s no escape, just like in jail. There’s no choice. …
Writer, journalist, and podcast witch living in Georgia. Focusing on gender, sexuality & social justice. Bylines: Business Insider, The Lily & more. They/them.