Michigan

Power to the Polls

The Woman Running for Office to Fight Sexual Harassment Head-On

Michigan Attorney General candidate Dana Nessel garnered national attention when she promised not to inappropriately expose herself in a campaign ad.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
Power to the Polls

The Candidate Who Decided to Run After Trump Bragged About Sexual Assault

Mallory McMorrow says she remembers thinking: "How do you tell your daughters that this is not only acceptable behavior but that it’s laudable?"
Linda Yang
1.19.18
Power to the Polls

The Former Obama Staffer Fighting to Be the First Muslim Woman in Congress

Fayrouz Saad, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, sees herself as the "product of the American Dream." If elected, she wants to keep that dream alive for others.
Leila Ettachfini
1.19.18
sexual assault

Teen Victims Beg School Board Not to Let Sex Offender Back in School

A 16-year-old served a 45-day detention in a juvenile facility after taking a plea deal for allegedly assaulting three young girls in Brighton Township, Michigan. Now he may return to school as early as next week.
Kimberly Lawson
11.29.17
Religious Freedom

Doctors Argue That Female Genital Mutilation Is Protected Under First Amendment

In a landmark case, lawyers are claiming religious freedom to defend doctors facing charges for performing FGM on seven-year-olds in Michigan.
Gabby Bess
5.22.17
FOOD

'The Palate of the Common Man': The Oral History of The Cheesecake Factory

The women and men behind the Cheesecake Factory reveal the untold story of how a tiny Beverly Hills restaurant known for its brown bread became a global chain mentioned in Drake songs and on "Keeping up with the Kardashians."
Mitchell Sunderland
10.25.16
crime

A Mother’s Murder Reveals That Water Is Not Flint's Only Crisis

Sasha Bell, one of the first Flint mothers to file a lawsuit on behalf of her son, was murdered in her apartment last week.
Emma Bracy
4.26.16
reproductive rights

This Satanic Temple Leader Is Blogging Her Abortion

Jex Blackmore, the director of the Detroit chapter of the Satanic Temple, started a blog to tell her abortion story and provide much-needed information about the process that no one talks about.
Gabby Bess
12.8.15