Illinois Women March on Springfield

I went to the Women's March in Springfield on Tuesday, April 25th without expectation. I walked away with a sense of pride and cautious optimism for the future of Ilinois. We arrived just as the speakers were starting. The crowd was already fired up! It was exciting to get quick handshakes and/or pictures with the …

Peoria Police Officers Victim Blame Student in Transgender Rights Bullying Incident

Illini Bluffs High School senior Maggie Look recently tackled the issue of transgender rights in a Contemporary U.S. Issues class she's taking, wanting to support two close transgender friends and raise awareness about the issue. While many of her classmates responded positively to her project, a few later attacked her in profane Snapchat comments. Perhaps …

Tammy Duckworth Town Hall: 4/23/17

The ReSisterhood had the privilege yesterday of attending Senator Tammy Duckworth's town hall meeting in Bloomington. Duckworth is the first Thai-American to serve in the United States Senate and one of three newly elected female senators of color, having defeated incumbent Mark Kirk by a 15 percentage points on November 8, 2016. (Kirk made headlines …

Illinois: Support HB3215 Learn with Dignity

On April 25th I will be participating in the Illinois Women March On Springfield. According to the website, "April 25, 2017 is planned as a day for advocacy, lobbying and a large rally in support of issues that support a progressive agenda." Illinois residents will be advocating and lobbying for causes such as ratifying the …

Was It Sexual Harassment?: Election Edition

Trigger warning: Sexual harassment; inappropriate touching. When I was voting on April 4th, the male poll-worker overseeing the ballot box applied a sticker to my upper breast. It happened so fast that all I could do was muster a "thank you, sir" and scurry off to my car, wondering, "Did that just happen? Was it …