Maya Parthasarathy
http://mparthas.com
Maya enjoys traveling, socially conscious comedy, and being around animals. She strongly believes in the importance of representation and diversity in media.

Latest Articles

Witches Hope This Spell Can Stop Trump

Do you wish President Donald Trump would make vastly different policy decisions than the ones he's making right now? Well, then you're in luck. This Friday, witches will be casting a spell on Trump. A...
By Maya Parthasarathy

The Trans Lifeline Is Being Flooded With Donations

President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday rescinded federal guidelines that protected transgender students from discrimination by allowing them to use the bathroom of their choice. Allies o...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Sanders Isn't OK With Trump's Anti-Trans Policy

President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded federal guidelines designed to protect transgender students on Feb. 22, a decision which pretty much instantly sparked protests. Sen. Bernie Sanders r...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Sean Spicer: Feds May Enforce Anti-Marijuana Laws

Remember when states like Alaska and California legalized the use of recreational marijuana? Well, President Donald Trump’s administration could reportedly try to cut down on that. On Feb. 23, White H...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Has Spoken On America's State

You may know her as the Notorious R.B.G., a Supreme Court justice famous for her sharp tongue and wit. Today, Ruth Bader Ginsburg has an important message for America. As a judge, Ginsburg rarely spea...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Here's How You Can Help Protect Transgender Rights

President Donald Trump’s administration decided to remove federal guidelines allowing transgender students to use the bathroom of their choice; this decision was immediately followed by protests direc...
By Maya Parthasarathy

These Candidates Faced Off At The DNC Debate

The Democratic Party is looking for its next leader, and what better way to select one than through a debate? The Democratic National Committee chair debate at George Washington University included se...
By Maya Parthasarathy

"Protect Trans Kids" Sends A Powerful Message

President Donald Trump has overturned the previous administration's protections for transgender students, namely federal guidelines that gave transgender students the right to use the restroom of thei...
By Maya Parthasarathy

New York Will Keep Protections For Trans People

President Donald Trump has overturned the previous administration’s protections for transgender students, which include requiring schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms of their choice....
By Maya Parthasarathy

Read The Transcript Of Trump's Press Conference

If you missed watching President Donald Trump's 75-minute press conference, or if you saw it but need some clarification, never fear. You have options: the transcript of Trump's press conference is av...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Trump's Treatment Of Race Is Getting Scarier

President Donald Trump's solo press conference on Thursday inspired conversation on many controversial topics. But possibly the most disturbing part of Trump's press conference was his treatment of ra...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Trump Should Consider This Before Dissing Media

President Donald Trump held a 75-minute press conference on Thursday where he (predictably) disparaged media and the "fake news." But the president might have miscalculated; the media outlets Trump di...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Trump Wants To Know How You Feel About The Media

If you thought President Donald Trump calling CNN "very fake news" at his Thursday press conference would be as far as he would take things, you thought wrong. Following the conference, the Trump Make...
By Maya Parthasarathy

The Women's Strike Will Take Lots Of Planning

The Women's March on Washington has a follow-up: "A Day Without A Woman," a general strike on March 8, also known as International Women's Day. But do strikes work? The Women's March organizers will h...
By Maya Parthasarathy

There's A Local “Hear Our Voice” Event For You

The organizers of the Women's March on Washington made it clear that rather than a one-time event, the March was just the start of a movement. But what is the next step? Well, there's good news —you c...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Find A "Day Without Immigrants" Protest Near You

President Donald Trump's executive orders on immigration aren't surprising given his campaign promises — but that doesn't mean America's immigrants are just going to let them happen without a fight. F...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Here's When Border Agents Can Search Your Phone

In the wake of President Donald Trump's recently-frozen travel ban, many people are concerned about their privacy rights. It's normal for luggage to be examined following international travel, but can...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Hillary Clinton Reacts To Michael Flynn Resigning

President Donald Trump's national security adviser may have resigned on Feb. 13, but this former secretary of state had the grace to wait a few minutes into the next day before throwing the ultimate s...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Read Michael Flynn's Letter Of Resignation

President Donald Trump's national security adviser resigned Monday night after holding the position for less than a month as allegations mounted over his discussions with the Russian ambassador to the...
By Maya Parthasarathy

You Can Call The Lawmaker Who Called Women "Hosts"

An Oklahoma lawmaker both proposed extreme restrictions on abortion in the state and referred to pregnant women as "hosts." If you find this unacceptable, you can call Oklahoma Rep. Justin Humphrey an...
By Maya Parthasarathy

HB2 Isn't Repealed But There's Still Hope

Gov. Pat McCrory called a special legislative session, supposedly for the purpose of getting rid of North Carolina's controversial Bathroom Bill, but after a nine-hour session, the bill still stands. ...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Eric Trump Will Stop Directly Asking For Donations

Due to his position as President-elect Donald Trump's son, Eric Trump won't be seeking donations to his charity, he said on Dec. 21, according to the The New York Times. The reason for this abrupt sto...
By Maya Parthasarathy

California's Serious About Fighting Climate Change

If you believe in the science behind global warming, you're probably rightly worried by President-elect Donald Trump's pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency: climate change denier Scott Pru...
By Maya Parthasarathy

2017 Is The Year You Should Run For Something

It's difficult to remain optimistic about the future of women's rights and reproductive rights in the United States following some of President-elect Donald Trump's cabinet choices. Take his anti-abor...
By Maya Parthasarathy

7 Holiday Gift Donation Ideas

What do you get for the person who has everything? Simple; instead of buying your friend a present, consider donating something in his, her, or their name. Here are some holiday gift donation ideas th...
By Maya Parthasarathy

What Steven Avery’s 2016 Looked Like In Photos

Filmmakers Moira Demos and Laura Ricciardi's crime documentary, Making a Murderer — a docuseries which took 10 years to make — became ubiquitous in 2016, both among crime enthusiasts and the typical N...
By Maya Parthasarathy

The List Of Faithless Electors Isn't Complete

Since President-elect Donald Trump's Electoral College win, reports have come out about Republican electors who supposedly plan to vote for a different candidate — thus reducing the chances of Trump g...
By Maya Parthasarathy

2016 Memes About This Terrible Year

This year has been a wild ride from start to finish — and not in a good way. With the Syrian refugee crisis, the presidential election, and other unfortunate happenings (President-elect Donald Trump's...
By Maya Parthasarathy

6 Things You Can Do To Help People In Aleppo Now

The Syrian civil war has been going on for five years now, but on Dec. 12 the horrific situation got even worse. The Syrian military bombed much of Eastern Aleppo, killing at least 82 civilians, accor...
By Maya Parthasarathy

The "Heartbeat Bill" Can And Should Be Struck Down

Ohio's state legislature has passed a bill with devastating consequences for reproductive rights. But is the Ohio "heartbeat bill" constitutional? House Bill 493 would ban all abortions once a fetal h...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Vince McMahon & Trump Have Pretended To Be Rivals

On Dec. 7, President-elect Donald Trump announced his choice to head the Small Business Administration: former World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. CEO Linda McMahon. Linda and her husband have had tie...
By Maya Parthasarathy

This Joe Biden Line Sums Up The Past Year

It's hard to say what the worst part of 2016 was, but the presidential election, described by many as "contentious," is pretty high up on the list of contenders. America's uncle, Vice President Joe Bi...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Pruitt's Climate Change Quotes Are Disappointing

President-elect Donald Trump's pick to head the Environmental Protection Agency was rumored to be climate change skeptic Myron Ebell. But Trump didn't end up choosing Ebell; instead, he chose a differ...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Chuck Jones Is Standing Up For Union Workers

Donald Trump famously made a promise to Indianapolis' Carrier factory workers months before being elected the next President of the United States. Now, that promise is back in headlines, but not becau...
By Maya Parthasarathy

A Michigan Recount Halt Isn't Stopping Jill Stein

A Michigan judge ordered that the state start its vote recount on Dec. 5, but by Dec. 7, he had changed his tune and halted that very same recount. You might think this effectively knocks out Green Pa...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Joe Biden Is No Stranger To Running For President

Current Vice President Joe Biden ran for president during the 1988 and 2008 presidential campaigns, but he opted to hold back on running and endorse Hillary Clinton in 2016. Now Biden has announced th...
By Maya Parthasarathy

An Oakland Fire Vigil Is Held To Honor Victims

The 36 victims of the Ghost Ship warehouse fire were honored at Oakland's Lake Merritt in a Dec. 5 memorial. Around 4,000 people were expected to attend the vigil for the victims of the destructive fi...
By Maya Parthasarathy

The Florida Recount Lawsuit Faces Big Obstacles

Donald Trump and his supporters have filed lawsuits in Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin to try to stop vote recounts. Now, three Florida voters have decided to turn the tables on the president-el...
By Maya Parthasarathy

Florida Voters Demand A Recount In New Lawsuit

You may have heard of Green Party candidate Jill Stein's vote recount attempt, but some voters in Florida have taken the effort a step further. Three Florida voters have demanded a recount by hand of ...
By Maya Parthasarathy

11 Hamilton Mixtape Memes Show Fans Are So Pumped

Fans of Hamilton: An American Musical, rejoice! The musical's creator, Lin-Manuel Miranda, just dropped The Hamilton Mixtape, which features songs from the musical performed by different artists. The ...
By Maya Parthasarathy