Michelle Wu Makes Her Pitch to Become Boston’s Next Mayor
It’s been a busy two weeks but we’re back and we’ve missed you! This week, Nikki scored an exclusive interview with Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu, who talked about the key issues facing Boston voters. Our news curation takes a look at Jasmine Camacho-Quinn’s historic Olympic win and two must-read articles about women’s reproductive health. In this month’s book reviews, we’re giving readers a taste of our favorite cookbooks! And, of course, your favorite puppy columnist is ready to vent to her favorite hoomans about her latest trip to the vet.
Wu Train’s Next Stop: Boston City Hall 🗳
By Nikki Rojas
“Boston is in the midst of an urgent housing crisis, and families are being displaced from our city. People across the board can’t afford to live in Boston and now thousands are facing eviction after the lifting of the evictions moratorium. So the real question isn’t why I’m the only candidate for providing relief, it’s why everyone else isn’t,” Wu said.
Read Nikki’s interview with Boston mayoral candidate Michelle Wu here.
Women In The News 📰
Jasmine Camacho-Quinn Makes Puerto Rico Proud After Historic Olympic Win: Wepa! Afro-Boricua athlete Jasmine Camacho-Quinn made Puerto Rico proud after winning the gold medal in track for the island. The track star, 24, ran the women’s 100-meter hurdles and came in first place, finishing at 12.37 seconds, according to NBC News. This marks a second gold win for the island nation following Monica Puig’s first-ever Olympic gold in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
Learn more about the historic win at NBC News.
Restrictive Abortion Laws in the South Are Making Women Travel for Reproductive Health Services: Reproductive healthcare advocates have said the wave of restrictive abortion laws throughout the South is causing women to travel several states away for treatment. NPR spoke to reproductive health center employees throughout the South who said women from states like Florida, Mississippi and Texas are traveling hours to their centers for services and treatment.
Read more about the hurdles many women have to endure for reproductive healthcare at NPR.
Women Say They Wish They Knew More About Uterine Fibroids Sooner: Women are opening up about what they wish they knew about uterine fibroids. The benign tumors are common in women, particularly Black and Latinx women. In most women, fibroids are small and go away on their own, but there are many cases where they can grow or multiply, causing pain, heavy bleeding and impact fertility. The Lily interviewed 28 women and one nonbinary person about their experiences with uterine fibroids.
Learn more about uterine fibroids at The Lily.
Pandemic Restrictions Have Put Local Latino Businesses at Risk: Small Latino businesses in Massachusetts are struggling to stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic because they are not receiving enough government funding. MALatinoNews spoke with small Latino businesses in the state about the struggles they’ve endured during the pandemic and what state organizations are doing to help keep these businesses open.
Read more about the pandemic restrictions at MALatinoNews.
Curator’s Note: Pero Make It Newsy and the Latino News Network are partners in best serving the Latinx community.
Causes That Matter 🤝
Bold Futures is a women-led organization based in New Mexico that works to build reproductive justice for women and people of color. The organization, which once went by Young Women United, leads policy change, research, place-based organizing and culture shifts for the communities it serves.
You can learn more about reproductive justice and donate directly to Bold Futures.
You Should Read This 📚
Find “Gran Libro de la Cocina Chilena” on Amazon or at your local library (Just remember to return it!)
Princess Party Time’s Paw-nderings 🐶
Henlo my wonderful hoomans! It is I, Princess Party Time, and I am here to make a public decree that no pet should have to go to the vet if they don’t want to. This week, my mama SCARED ME by telling me I had to go to the vet for my allergy shot and to get my nails clipped. And because she can be such a mean mama, she took my PICTURE right after she told me. How rude! But she gave me lots of treats after my vet appointment and rubbed my belly, so I guess we’re on good terms again.
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