Elizabeth Strassner
Elizabeth is a NYC-based writer, originally from Missouri. Her work has also appeared on ABC News and in The Toast.

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Black Women Have Always Been Resisting

A new exhibition highlights how African American female artists were a driving force within the art world at the height of the Civil Rights movement. The Brooklyn Museum's We Wanted a Revolution: Black Radical Women 1965-1985 explores how these women…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Reproductive Rights Means Affordable Pregnancy Care Coverage, Too

When people think about "reproductive rights," access to abortion and contraception to prevent unwanted pregnancies come to mind. However, equally important is ensuring affordable medical services for women who do choose to give birth. Unfortunately,…
By Elizabeth Strassner

When Trump's Victory & ICE Raids Hang Over Your Baby Shower

In a little over 100 days, Donald Trump's presidency has left a permanent stamp on the country — not only at the national level but also on the personal lives of many Americans. Examining that impact is the focus of Firelight Media and Field Of Visio…
By Elizabeth Strassner

The Number Of Americans Who Want Trump Impeached Doesn’t Matter

Donald Trump's unpopularity is hardly breaking news, but the American public may be hitting its limit. According to a recent Politico/Morning Consult poll, an increasing share of Americans want Trump to be impeached: 43 percent are in favor, rising f…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Don't Let "Covfefe" Distract You From the Real Trump Story

Even though the president's late-night, rage-filled tweeting is almost as ubiquitous as his MAGA hats, an exceptionally nonsensical tweet still managed to go viral Tuesday night. But what would be humiliating for a typical presidency is actually a bl…
By Elizabeth Strassner

How The First Latina Senator Is Putting Congress On Blast

Donald Trump's presidential victory on Nov. 8, 2016 was an upsetting night for diversity advocates. However, the night was not without its silver linings — and the the election of freshman Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto was one of them. "I'm proud to b…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Journalists SkewerJulian Assange's Wikileaks Election Boast

To say that Julian Assange is proud of himself for Wikileaks' role in exposing Hillary Clinton campaign aides' communications would be an understatement. In fact, based on what the Wikileaks founder wrote in the foreword to journalist Joe Lauria's ne…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Tasteless Jokes, Internet Mobs & The Manchester Tragedy

When news broke Monday that a deadly attack hit an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, many turned to Twitter, hoping to learn more about the incident or to express feelings of love and support. David Leavitt, a freelance gaming writer, re…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Texas' Anti-LGBTQ Bill May Hurt Children The Most

Same-sex marriage may be the law of the land in America, but the fight for equal rights for the LGBTQ community is far from over. On Monday, the Texas Senate passed House Bill 3859, a bill that would permit adoption and foster care agencies to discri…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Gut-Wrenching Photos Of Memorials For The Manchester Victims

Tragedy struck on Monday at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England when a bomb detonated, killing an estimated 22 people and injuring dozens more, according to the latest reports. The victims of the attack reportedly include many adolescents…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Can Stacey Abrams Become the First African-American Woman Governor in History?

Georgia Democrat Stacey Abrams may become the first African-American woman to be elected governor in the history of the United States. Abrams recently announced she is forming an exploratory committee for a run for governor in 2018. If she runs and w…
By Elizabeth Strassner

12 Times Republicans Slammed A President Hillary Clinton Under FBI Investigation

Under FBI Investigation. These days, those words are most commonly associated with the investigation into Donald Trump's campaign and the possible collusion with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election. But, of course, that wasn't always the case. T…
By Elizabeth Strassner

President Mike Pence Would Be Even Worse For Planned Parenthood

Although he only recently passed his 100th day in office, calls for Trump's impeachment have already started — and they're growing louder by the day. In a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives, Texas Rep. Al Green called for impeachmen…
By Elizabeth Strassner

12 Women In Politics Who Are Running For The First Time

After Donald Trump was declared the president-elect on Nov. 9, many American women felt discouraged by the election. After the country came so close to having its first female president, many wondered when the next opportunity for one would be. Howev…
By Elizabeth Strassner

8 Reasons We Need To Support Paid Maternity Leave

Among the world's most economically advanced countries, only one fails to mandate paid maternity leave: the United States. Yes, while women in Argentina, Mongolia, and Sweden are guaranteed months of paid leave to take care of infant children and rec…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Ivanka Trump's "Feminism" is Bad News

Critics didn't hold back when Ivanka Trump released a self-help book earlier this month. Women Who Work: Rewriting the Rules for Success was panned in spectacular fashion by reviewers who attacked everything from the quality of the writing ("witlessl…
By Elizabeth Strassner

How The AHCA Could Scare Teens From Getting The Help They Need

After the recent success of the controversial Netflix show 13 Reasons Why, which has been both praised for revitalizing a dialogue about bullying and mental health and condemned for "glamorizing" suicide, as Inside Edition wrote, everyone seems to be…
By Elizabeth Strassner

How The AHCA Could Jeopardize Rape Survivors' Recovery

Despite the fact that the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act (AHCA) last week, the battle to save Obamacare is far from over on Capitol Hill. The AHCA, which aims to fulfill Republicans' campaign promises to "repeal and rep…
By Elizabeth Strassner

Why GOP College Women Resent How Democrats View Female Voters

For decades, Democrats have touted themselves as the best political party for American women. At least since the mid-20th Century, the party has prioritized what are often considered "women's issues" — reproductive rights, maternity leave, and access…
By Elizabeth Strassner

I'm Donald Trump's Neighbor & His Presidency May Drive Me From My Home

Donald Trump spent nearly one-quarter of his first 100 days as president at his Palm Beach resort, Mar-a-Lago, according to a New York Times analysis of the president's travels. The amount of time Trump spends outside of the White House has been the …
By Elizabeth Strassner