Clarissa Brooks

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.

Abortion rights

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

Get Real

Screw the ice cream. Here’s how companies should commemorate Juneteenth.


The US soccer teams just agreed to level the playing field for women

Solo Play

Science confirms what we knew along: Sex toys are medicine

Race and Health

Why we need Black abortion doulas more than ever

At the Intersection of Race and Health

It’s been 50 years since the Tuskegee Experiment. American healthcare is still racist.

Stylin' On You

How Black queer women are finding agency in a full set


On TikTok and in life, it's time to be delusional

Get it Together, Florida

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