Polina Bachlakova

indigenous rights

How Indigenous Millennials Are Using Tech to Save Their Dying Languages

Decades of oppression and forced assimilation have led to the steep decline of Indigenous languages. Now tech-savvy young people are fighting to preserve their culture.
Polina Bachlakova

The Free Workshop Teaching Addicts and Volunteers How to Reverse Drug Overdoses

An increasing number of women are dying from prescription painkillers, but the solution to reversing opoid deaths could lie in something as simple as a two-hour teaching course.
Polina Bachlakova

Indigenous Doulas Are Reclaiming Birthing Practices Colonization Tried to Erase

The ekw'í7tl Indigenous Doula Collective is working to restore age-old customs around pregnancy and childbirth—and reestablish a traditional reverence for women and families in the process.
Polina Bachlakova

Talking to My Grandma About Her 12 Abortions

Because of limited access to contraception, Soviet women in the 20th century had more abortions than almost anywhere else in the world. My grandma is one of those women.
Polina Bachlakova

Why So Many Rapists Don't Realize They're Rapists

Brock Turner isn't alone—sex offenders often have difficulty acknowledging their crimes. We spoke to psychologists to find out why.
Polina Bachlakova

How Your Sex Life Affects Your Butt Size

According to rampant speculation online, hormones released during sex can change the shape of your body. We asked an expert if there's any truth to the rumors.
Polina Bachlakova

How Much You Should Worry About Taking the Morning-After Pill Too Often

Despite rumors linking it with a litany of side effects, use of emergency contraception is on the rise. We asked a gynecologist if any of these fears are founded.
Polina Bachlakova