#MeToo takes center stage
Mar21

#MeToo takes center stage

FOREST PARK – The pain, struggle and triumphs of sexual assault survivors was the theme of this weekend’s production at the Missouri History Museum, “#MeToo: Her Voice Must Be Heard!” Produced by Until You’ve Walked in her Shoes Inc., the show, which ran on Friday and Saturday was performed in 2017 at Fontbonne University and then later at the St. Louis Fringe Festival before landing this past weekend at the History Museum’s Lee...

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Students skip school to save the planet
Mar19

Students skip school to save the planet

DOWNTOWN – Kids have been skipping school as long as school has been around. But on Friday they skipped out to make a case for the environment. Following the lead of Greta Thunberg, a 15-year-old activist who has skipped school each Friday since August 2018 to sit outside the Swedish parliament, an estimated 1 million students gathered in protests around the world to demand stronger action to combat climate change. Studies have...

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Project Ark brings themes of empowerment to HIV education
Mar17

Project Ark brings themes of empowerment to HIV education

Looking as fashionable as Carrie Bradshaw herself, Sarah Hudson did her best to rouse the attendees of the second annual Sex and the City Women’s Empowerment Event. The event, sponsored by Project Ark, was held on March 9th at the Youth & Family Center on Cass Ave in honor of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDs Awareness Day, which falls on March 10th every year. The group in attendance was on the small side – between 20 and...

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Despite smaller crowds, Mardi Gras deemed a success
Mar06

Despite smaller crowds, Mardi Gras deemed a success

It may have been cold and snowy, but that couldn’t stop St. Louis from doing its darnedest to celebrate Mardi Gras in style. To kick off the weekend before Fat Tuesday, the Annual Bud Light Grand Parade took place on March 2nd in the morning. Part of the official Soulard Mardi Gras lineup, people always come out in droves for this true St. Louis experience, which began at Busch Stadium and ended at Anheuser-Busch Brewery. The theme...

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Study finds ‘period poverty’ affecting low-income women
Feb27

Study finds ‘period poverty’ affecting low-income women

People of low-income backgrounds experience hardship when it comes to food, shelter, and other basic necessities. But there’s one area that plagues specifically low-income women that might not be obvious to the passive observer: tampons. In a recent study by Anne Sebert Kuhlmann, a survey of 183 low-income women in St. Louis revealed that 2/3rds of these women had difficulty affording or accessing menstrual products in 2018. About 21%...

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