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Las Nerdy Girls de Dear Pandemic se unen a las Naciones Unidas para celebrar el Día Internacional de la Mujer.

Posts en Español Social and Racial Justice

Aquí hay algunas maneras en que usted también puede hacerlo: 1.) Done a una causa que apoye a las mujeres, incluidas las organizaciones que ayudan a las mujeres a postularse para un cargo oficial. 2.) Escriba una carta o haga una llamada telefónica a una mujer que le inspire. No se detenga. Comparta su respeto

We Need to Move the Needle on Black Reproductive Health. Like, Yesterday.

Reproductive Health Social and Racial Justice

“Can’t wait to write a tell all about my experience during my last two trimesters dealing with incompetent doctors at Montefiore [Hospital].” On April 17, 2020, Amber Rose Isaac logged into her Twitter account and aired her grievances for the last time. Just four days later, she died of childbirth complications from a severely delayed

Why do Those Nerdy Girls use phrases like “people with cervices” and “people who lactate” in your reproductive health posts? Why not just say “women”?

Health Policy Reproductive Health Social and Racial Justice

TL;DR: Our phrases include more people. When we exclude people by not naming them, they may lack access to critical information they need to make potentially life-saving decisions. We are science communicators. We take complicated scientific research and medical recommendations and try to make them easily digestible to our readers. As scientists, we must be

Time to pause and reflect.

Social and Racial Justice

Join us today in setting aside some time to pause and reflect. Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s life, work, and legacy of creating a more just society. We reflect on his call to regard each and every person as equally valuable, essential and loved. In the United States, MLK Day is a

Why are people now sharing their pronouns?

Health & Wellness Social and Racial Justice

A: Pronouns are the words we use to refer to ourselves or someone else when not using a name. Gender pronouns specifically refer to people and possession i.e. she/her/hers, they/them/theirs, ze/zir/zirs, etc. The correct use of names and gender pronouns is a compassionate act that can make an important difference in someone’s life. The 2015

Today, October 11, 2022 is the 10th anniversary of the International Day of the Girl.

Social and Racial Justice

This celebration was started by the United Nations in 2011 to “recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world.” The International Day of the Girl: ✊Focuses attention on the need to address the challenges girls face ✊Promotes girls’ empowerment ✊Works to protect and fulfill their human rights Did you know? Globally,

Indigenous People’s Day: Vaccine Hesitancy Within Tribal Communities

Social and Racial Justice

To honor Indigenous People’s Day Those Nerdy Girls would like to ACKNOWLEDGE the understandable occurrence of vaccine hesitancy within tribal communities due to hundreds of years of broken treaties and medical tyranny like forced sterilization. We would also like to CELEBRATE that in the context of this justified mistrust, tribal communities have overcome some of

Honoring Indigenous People’s Day

Social and Racial Justice

In honor of Indigenous People’s Day this Nerdy Girl would like to take the opportunity to acknowledge that right this second, she sits upon ancestral native land, in a place the Ho-Chunk people have called Teejop since time immemorial. My office sits in Agricultural Hall, on Observatory Hill. Two ancient native effigy mounds were destroyed