Micah Steffes

RH Reality Check

Micah Steffes grew up in Fargo, North Dakota, home of the state’s one and only abortion-providing clinic. She is now a Junior at Eugene Lang college in New York, where she is studying global feminisms and journalism. With an eye to the future as an activist and journalist for human rights, Micah intends on bringing voices for reproductive justice into her writing in order to shed light on the very human crisis of global women’s health.

Yet Another Opinion About the Sebelius Nom

I'm not Catholic, but I am a very spiritual person, and I feel like faith is an important aspect of the total shape of my politics. And as someone who is conflicted about abortion in terms of faith, it's nice to hear someone basically say it's okay to be pro-choice and pro-life.

Promoting the Female Condom in India: A New Approach

Last month at a New Delhi youth festival aimed at raising awareness for sexual health (dubbed Project 19), volunteers led onlookers in a game of female-condom-first-impressions. Combating the idea that safe sex can be unsexy, especially in the case of the female condom, they instead promote it as fun and pleasurable, and in some cases, as an "erotic accessory."

Driving the Agenda: A North Dakotan Weighs In

My state has one clinic and 17 crisis pregnancy centers. We rank 50th in the nation for for women's reproductive health by NARAL, which slapped us with a big fat F. Guttmacher's stats confirm; we also rank 50th in the nation for efforts to help women avoid unintended pregnancy. As a citizen of North Dakota, I feel deeply ashamed to be heralding from a place that, frankly, I'm not so surprised by.