Kendall Ciesemier
Kendall Ciesemier
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Tarana Burke says #MeToo has been misconstrued: “The hashtag wasn’t about taking anybody down”

“People have weaponized #MeToo as opposed to seeing it as a tool,” Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, said.

Abortion access is limited, but this traveling doctor is determined to provide care

Dr. Colleen McNicholas travels an average of 400 miles almost weekly to one of four abortion clinics in three different states. Kavanaugh's confirmation could take away her ability to provide care.

Black women are walking to save their lives

“Black women are dying faster and at higher rates than any other group from preventable obesity-related diseases," GirlTrek co-founder Morgan Dixon said.
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Methodist minister Lea Matthews is on a mission to stop an undocumented mother from being deported

“I got a call on a Saturday night and was informed that there was a family that needed an immediate safe space,” Matthews told Mic in a video interview.
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French Montana receives US citizenship and works to help other undocumented students

Though rapper French Montana has now received citizenship, he’s working to make life better for other young people who remain undocumented in America.
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Kim Kardashian West and Alice Marie Johnson speak out about meeting for first time

“To me, Kim does not seem like a celebrity, she seems like a friend,” Johnson told Mic in a video interview just hours before meeting Kardashian West.

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Alice Marie Johnson opens up about her release from prison

“Oh my goodness, I [felt] like my feet had wings on them,” Johnson said. “When I saw my family, if I could have jumped across that highway, I would have jumped across that highway into their arms."
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This 16-year-old is fighting to save gun violence victims in Chicago — and you need to know her name

The Bronzeville native steps in when licensed medical professionals can’t. She’s well-trained. She acts quickly. She’s even saved a life.
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Parkland student and NRA member debate gun control

When they actually had the chance to speak to each other, one-on-one, in civil conversation, something surprising happened. Watch it exclusively on Mic.
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Conservative Parkland teen makes the case for gun control

“I understand people’s love for the Second Amendment, but there has to be a compromise between the Second Amendment and its value, and the value of people's lives."
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Opinion: Parkland teens inspired this man to turn in his AR-15

“I’m tired of wondering in the back of my mind if somebody’s going to come into my children’s school or preschool and harm them, and nobody should have that feeling."

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Opinion: Why this gun owner turned in his AR-15

“I’m tired of seeing people die.”
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O’Reilly accuser on why she changed her views on women who come forward

Trump called her a liar. Now she's speaking her truth.
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Alec Baldwin is calling on you to stop Trump from firing Mueller

If you still think imitation is the highest form of flattery, you probably haven’t seen Alec Baldwin’s blistering impression of President Donald Trump.
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A Jesuit priest reveals the big problem with the so-called “war on Christmas”

Whether it’s the words of department store clerks, the decorations on our coffee cups, the songs our children sing in schools or the holiday symbols lining our streets, Americans cannot seem to agree.
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Native women tell the real history of Thanksgiving

Most of what is taught in schools about the holiday features pilgrims and native people sitting down to share a happy meal. But these women say history tells a different story.

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One year since Trump’s election, these women are running for office

President Donald Trump’s election has prompted women across the country to run for office, ranging in scope from school board to Senate.
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This grandmother is serving a life sentence for a nonviolent offense

After serving 21 years of confinement in federal prison, Alice Marie Johnson is calling for criminal justice reform.
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Top psychiatrist analyzes Trump’s mental state

If you’re concerned about Trump’s mental state, you’re not the only one. Psychiatrist Kerry Sulkowicz believes Trump is mentally ill.