Vanessa Taylor

Vanessa Taylor is a staff writer for Mic's Current section, where she focuses on justice in all forms. Through news briefs, essays, and reported features, Vanessa covers politics, technology, and identity, particularly Black Muslim womanhood. She is also the founder of The Drinking Gourd, a literary magazine, and NAZAR, a newsletter that explores everything wrong with surveillance. Vanessa is based in Philadelphia, although Minnesota will always be home. You can follow her on Twitter at @BaconTribe or see more of her work at https://taylorv.contently.com/.

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Could publishing graphic photos of mass shooting victims actually lead to gun control?

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Errol Musk thinks of Elon as a little boy who needs to go on a diet

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Brittney Griner took the stand at her drug trial

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GOP Rep. Glenn Thompson voted against same-sex marriage, then attended his son’s same-sex wedding

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Netflix is expanding its draconian crusade against password sharing

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Brittney Griner’s lawyers say she was prescribed medical cannabis for sports-related chronic pain

Semantics

Who cares what the Highland Park shooter’s motivation was?

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Derek Chauvin was sentenced to 21 years in prison for violating George Floyd's civil rights

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What we know about Brittney Griner’s detention in Russia

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The FBI’s new app collecting kids’ information isn’t at all suspicious

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What are red flag laws for gun control?

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Where is the post-Roe outrage?

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Let these pro-abortion quotes propel you into the streets

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Could the U.N. sanction the U.S. for human rights violations now that Roe is overturned?

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Roe is officially overturned. What now?

Abortion Rights

Conservatives love to paint adoption as the solution to abortion. Adoptees aren’t buying it.

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A fisherman in Cambodia bagged a 660-pound stingray

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What you need to know about “trigger laws” and their role in abortion access

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Swimming’s governing body has effectively banned trans women

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Slacker’s Syllabus: Juneteenth