Jessica Bateman

Power

The Teen Refugees Starting Their Own Zine From a Squat in Greece

The Plaza Girls describe themselves as "anti-fascist and anti-patriarchy."
Jessica Bateman
6.27.18
mental health

A Muslim-American Therapist on How Islamophobia Affects Her Clients' Lives

The fear of hate crime puts many Muslims on constant alert.
Jessica Bateman
3.30.18
teens

How I Fight Sexism and Homophobia as a Teen 'Gender Ambassador'

Sixteen-year-old Rose Blanchard is one of the first students in the UK to receive official training to challenge stereotypes among her peers. She tells us why it's important for all teens to stand up to prejudice.
Rose Blanchard
2.8.18
Dating

What Happens When You Date Someone with a Wildly Different Religion

For many modern couples, contrasting spiritual beliefs don't have to signal the end of a relationship.
Jessica Bateman
5.12.17
YouTube

How YouTube Videos Changed the Way Young People Come Out

Coming out to your parents is never easy, but more and more LGBTQ young people are sharing their experiences on YouTube to "show our identities are valid."
Jessica Bateman
4.3.17
Broadly

The Anti-Childbirth Advocates Who Say We're All Better Off Dead

"Sentience just opens everyone up to suffering, whether they're human or animal."
Jessica Bateman
1.3.17
Broadly

The Anti-Childbirth Advocates Who Say We're All Better Off Dead

"Sentience just opens everyone up to suffering, whether they're human or animal."
Jessica Bateman
1.3.17
Photos

Inside the Anti-Domestic Violence Protests That Took Over London

Direction action group Sisters Uncut blocked off bridges all over the UK to protest cuts made to domestic abuse services. We joined them as they stopped traffic one on of London's busiest roads.
Jessica Bateman
11.21.16
uk

The Witching Hour: Dancing with Darkness at a Club Night for Witches

COVEN bills itself as London's first—and only—occult-themed nightclub. We went down to party with some witches.
Jessica Bateman
8.31.16
Stuff

Settling Down or Just Settling: Do Small Towns Trump the Big City?

At 30, I realized my big-city media career may not have been as fulfilling as my old friends' quiet lives back home. Goddamnit.
Jessica Bateman
1.31.16