Articles by Elysse DaVega


The Uptick of Labor Strikes in 2021 and What They Mean

By Elysse DaVega On December 9, workers at a Buffalo Starbucks voted to form the first union that the coffeehouse chain has seen in its over 8,000 locations. Bernie Sanders acknowledged it on his Instagram page, calling it a “historic achievement.” It’s obviously a big…


What the U.S. learn from Mexican Feminism

By Elysse DaVega Honks and obscenities filled the air as 15 or so women abruptly crossed the Eje Central, one of Mexico City’s widest and busiest avenues, toting a giant purple pad reading “MENSTRUATION IS A RIGHT.” They weren’t street performers or pranksters, but instead…


Dismantling a Car-Centric Society

By Elysse DaVega Usually I’m a pedestrian, but today I’m on my bike. At night, my feet pulse from the pain of what must be thousands of steps, but feel like millions. Tonight they won’t, I think to myself, because today I’m on my bike….



Black Trans Activists Rally for Justice: ‘We’re Target Number One’

A rally attendee holds a trans flag in front of Duval County Courthouse.Paige Mahogany Parks, a long-time Black trans activist, speaks on judicial inaction.Regina Livingston, head of the Unspoken Treasure Society, hands the mic to Roosevelt Washington, Black Lives Matter Duval County’s president.Several in attendance…


Deaf artist bridges sign language and art for the abled

By Elysse DaVega “It’s not very well-made,” said Quinn West, grinning down at their first photography book, displaying black-and-white photos desperately bound in a half-inch black binder. “For a lot of us in class, it was our first time making a book.” They leafed through…