Kimberly Lawson

Contributor

prison reform

'Starving The Beast': The Women Working To Close a Misused Atlanta Jail

Marilynn Winn, a formerly incarcerated 68-year-old Black woman, wants to repurpose Atlanta City Detention Center into a wellness and freedom center for the local community.
Kimberly Lawson
2.8.19
Getting Out of Bed

Why People Can't Stop Talking About Their Extremely Boring Dreams

"You were in my dream last night."
Kimberly Lawson
1.31.19
mental health

How to Get Out of Bed When You're Depressed

Shake your body, call a friend, talk to yourself in third person.
Kimberly Lawson
1.11.19
Criminal Justice

Cyntoia Brown's Clemency Gives Hope to Other Trafficking Survivors

After being incarcerated for 15 years, a trafficking victim who received a life sentence after killing the man who paid her for sex as a teenager was granted clemency. We spoke with trafficking activists on what this case means for other survivors.
Kimberly Lawson
1.8.19
law

In These States, You Can Sue the Person Your Spouse Cheated With

In 2011, a North Carolina judge ordered a woman to pay $30 million to her husband's ex-wife because the more recent relationship began with infidelity. Despite criticism, a few states still allow for such "alienation of affection" lawsuits.
Kimberly Lawson
12.26.18
Unfollow Me

How to File a Restraining Order

How to file a restraining order and tips for knowing whether it's right for you.
Kimberly Lawson
12.3.18
Power

What Life for One Weinstein Accuser Is Like After She Went Public

When Louisette Geiss accused Harvey Weinstein of trying to force her to watch him masturbate in 2008, she knew her life after wouldn't be same, but couldn't have predicted exactly what was to come.
Kimberly Lawson
11.30.18
midterms

Why It Matters That First-Generation American Women Won Office

“We are an inspiration to our communities, but more importantly, we are the only people we can trust to fight on behalf of our communities.”
Kimberly Lawson
11.7.18
midterms

These Women Took Their Daughters With Them to Vote for Themselves

"I started this campaign with Mila by my side. I can't imagine heading to the polls without her," said Liuba Grechen Shirley, Democratic nominee in the 2nd congressional district in New York.
Kimberly Lawson
11.6.18
Op-Ed

My State Has the Highest Maternal Death Rate—Stacey Abrams Plans to Change That

Georgia is one of 17 states that has not expanded Medicaid coverage under the Affordable Care Act. By refusing to do so, the state turned away federal funding that would essentially open the door for people like me to access health care.
Kimberly Lawson
11.5.18
Sextortion

What It's Like to Experience Sextortion as a Teen

In 2016, the Department of Justice called sextortion "the most significantly growing threat to children.” This month, a new study asked over 5,000 teens directly about their experiences with sextortion.
Kimberly Lawson
10.11.18
Power

Zero Republicans Have Backed the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act

The Violence Against Women Act is a landmark piece of legislation that serves to protect women from sexual and physical abuse. It's at risk of expiring soon, and a new bill to reauthorize it is lacking support from Republicans.
Kimberly Lawson
10.4.18
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