Clarissa Brooks is a journalist, and a community organizer. Originally from Charlotte, NC, Clarissa works to blend her love of community, ethical journalism and scholarship in a way that will create a better world. Clarissa has been an ONA HBCU Fellow, Know Your IX Campus Organizer and Summer Fellow for Students For Education Reform.From mobilizing communities, hosting teach-ins, leading direct actions, and developing policy her love of community always comes first.
The 'Roe' decision is already making Plan B harder to find
The importance of the legendary Miss Juneteenth beauty pageant
8 films that celebrate Black lesbian identity
The CDC just upped the monkeypox alert level
Canada is decriminalizing small amounts of opioids, cocaine, MDMA, and meth
Screw the ice cream. Here’s how companies should commemorate Juneteenth.
The US soccer teams just agreed to level the playing field for women
Science confirms what we knew along: Sex toys are medicine
Why we need Black abortion doulas more than ever
It’s been 50 years since the Tuskegee Experiment. American healthcare is still racist.
How Black queer women are finding agency in a full set
On TikTok and in life, it's time to be delusional
Florida’s Department of Health just dropped new, very transphobic guidelines
How to help queer and trans people in the South right now
A love letter to Coco Jones and all the dark-skinned women I love to watch
bell hooks said the thing that nobody wanted to hear