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Anna Lekas Miller

Anna Lekas Miller

Anna Lekas Miller is a London-based journalist, covering borders and migration. She is working on her first book, Love in the Time of Borders, which will be published by Algonquin Press.

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Strange Bedfellows: Abortion and White Supremacy

Strange Bedfellows: Abortion and White Supremacy

Historically in the U.S., controlling immigration and access to abortion went hand in hand, reinforcing racial hierarchies. Nowhere is this more evident than in eugenics, where advocates pushed the idea that access to contraception could keep poor and “unfit” women from having more children.

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‘Mo’ Reveals the Lighter and Darker Sides of the Palestinian Experience in the U.S.

‘Mo’ Reveals the Lighter and Darker Sides of the Palestinian Experience in the U.S.

This isn’t just a show about being Arab or Muslim American and caught between two worlds. It is also about a broken immigration system and the unnecessary hardship it causes thousands of people who call the United States home.

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Many Arab Americans Fight to Be Counted Differently

Many Arab Americans Fight to Be Counted Differently

It might seem strange that Arabs, like Mexicans before them, want to stop being counted on the census as “white.” But with everything from political districts to federal funds depending on being in a particular box, to be white is merely to be invisible.

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How Islam Settled Roe v. Wade Centuries Ago

How Islam Settled Roe v. Wade Centuries Ago

In Islam, abortion is permissible in many cases, like fear of not providing for the child. Sex outside of marriage also falls into this category. One fatwa states that abortion is fine for a single mother, maybe even better if she will face social stigma.

Rashad Ali,
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The Invisible Lines that Break Our Hearts

The Invisible Lines that Break Our Hearts

Five years, three countries, and a pile of immigration paperwork later, I can honestly say that borders have shaped, challenged, and strengthened our love for one another. Still, I know that borders could have just as easily broken us.

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