Aviva Stahl

sex work

'We're Monumentally Fucked': Trans Sex Workers on Life Under FOSTA/SESTA

Trans sex workers, especially those of color, say their lives and livelihoods have been endangered by "anti-trafficking" legislation passed earlier this year.
Aviva Stahl
sexual assault

Trans Woman Wins $100K Settlement After Reporting Brutal Rape in a Men's Prison

LeslieAnn Manning says she was raped by another inmate in 2013. Five years later, she won a historic sum from the state — but she's still locked up in a men's facility.
Aviva Stahl

We Can't Fight Rape Culture Without Fighting Mass Incarceration

Incarcerated people are the population most at risk of sexual violence — but their concerns are largely missing from our current cultural moment of reckoning.
Aviva Stahl

Behind Bars for 6 Months, Teen Accused of Killing Abusive Father Awaits Justice

15-year-old Bresha Meadows is accused of aggravated homicide for shooting and killing her father as he slept. Advocates say she and her family were victims of his prolonged abuse, and that Bresha is a hero who was acting to save them. Tomorrow, at her...
Aviva Stahl

Here's Who Profits Off of Mass Incarceration After Private Prisons Close

In a groundbreaking move, the Department of Justice has announced that it will end its use of private prisons—but for-profit immigration detention centers with brutal, abusive conditions will be unaffected by the directive.
Aviva Stahl

Trans Woman on 31st Day of Hunger Strike to Protest Housing Conditions in Jail

In the San Francisco County Jail, trans women are currently being housed alone in an area of the men's facility, a move that seemingly violates federal regulations as well as the city's own proposed policies.
Aviva Stahl

'This Is an Epidemic': How NYC Public Schools Punish Girls for Being Raped

According to multiple federal complaints, young black students in New York City are being forced out of school after being sexually assaulted.
Aviva Stahl

Reclaiming What It Means to Be Muslim, One Open Mic at a Time

Since December 2014, the Muslim Writers Collective has organized events around the United States where Muslims from all backgrounds can gather to talk about everything from Islamophobia to online dating.
Aviva Stahl

The Shocking, Painful Trauma of Being a Trans Prisoner in Solitary Confinement

Although the UN considers the practice torture, 85 percent of LGBT prisoners say they've been placed in solitary confinement, for months and often years. For inmates like Daisy Meadows, a trans woman incarcerated in a men's prison, isolation is used...
Aviva Stahl