Artivism

Lots of folks who are passionate about art and creativity are also passionate about the world around them. The posts you’ll find here cover the ground where art and activism meet.

Chasing Rights, Missing Flights: Making Abortion Accessible Against All Odds

Chasing Rights, Missing Flights: Making Abortion Accessible Against All Odds

What it’s like to be a Patient Navigator for abortion services: “It’s post-Roe, 2022. I’m on a trip from Texas to New Mexico, accompanying 15 people seeking abortion, one a minor. The clinic forgets to tell us to buy her mom a ticket, and the two get separated at the airport. Mother sobbing, daughter stone-faced and angry. I’m exhausted.”

Heading Southwestness
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Heading Southwestness

Southwestness publisher/editor Samatha Anne Carrillo shares the worldview and inspirations that drive her work: “In the real world, facts exist and science is real. … Since Southwestness is my own site, I have the freedom to report on our corner of the world based on my own perception of the world. There’s no question that this perception is still evolving and thank goodness for that!”

Not to Be Dramatic, But It’s Time to Save Democracy Now, Okay?
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Not to Be Dramatic, But It’s Time to Save Democracy Now, Okay?

We’ve got to focus. We are at a point before the election where the actions of the next few weeks have the potential to impact our lives — and the lives of immigrants, children and the disenfranchised, as well as our allies and others around the world — for years to come.

Resource List: Mental and Financial Health During COVID-19
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Resource List: Mental and Financial Health During COVID-19

We thought it would be helpful to periodically summarize what’s out there to calm the storm of information that seems to be swirling around us. So here is a resource list focusing on mental health, wellness and financial assistance to help soften the impact of COVID on all our lives.