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.

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. According to the mass spell’s Facebook page, the…
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President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday rescinded federal guidelines that protected transgender students from discrimination by allowing them to use the bathroom of their choice.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 of the transgender community, however, weren't…
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President Donald Trump’s administration rescinded federal guidelines designed to protect transgender students on Feb. 22, a decision which pretty much instantly sparked protests.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 responded to Trump's anti-trans bathroom policy,…
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 House press secretary Sean Spicer said federal…
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 speaks out on current events — but as of late, she's…
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 directly outside of the White House. If you want to…
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 seven debaters; but who are the DNC chair…
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 their choice. In the wake of Trump's decision, the…
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. Despite this, the state of New York is already…
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 available, and there's a lot to unpack, especially…
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 race — and his linking of a black reporter, based…
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 dissed at the press conference may actually be more…
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 America Great Again Committee sent out a survey…
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 have to weigh the potential setbacks and definite…
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 can find a "Hear Our Voice" event near you. The…
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. Feb. 13 was a "Day Without Latinos" in Milwaukee,…
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 border agents search your phone? You've probably…
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 shade at him. Hillary Clinton's reaction to…
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 United States. To get his take on what happened,…
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 and let him know that you're opposed to House Bill…
By Maya Parthasarathy