Jasmine Mithani is our data visuals reporter. She is focused on making complex ideas accessible to everyone. She has worked as a game developer, civic tech software consultant, alt-weekly editor and user experience designer. Her experience in journalism spans newsrooms national to hyper-local, including National Public Radio and South Side Weekly. She was most recently at FiveThirtyEight, where she worked on interactive forecasts and visual stories.
The radio divide: How airplay reinforces the gender gap in country music
Radio is highlighted as one of the greatest barriers to access in country music — leaving women artists struggling to top the charts in a system that “has to change,” experts say.
Happy Equal Pay Day? Here are 6 charts showing why it’s not much of a celebration.
In 2023, women are earning 77 cents for every dollar earned by White men. The gender pay gap has barely budged in 20 years.
Why accurate data on abortions matters — and why it’s so hard to collect
Gathering abortion statistics has always been difficult. Experts say the Supreme Court’s Dobbs decision can make the process harder, with broader implications for public health information.
Americans are becoming more supportive of abortion. So why aren’t Republican politicians listening?
A study released by PRRI showed increased support for abortion rights even before Roe v. Wade was overturned. It also highlighted support across religious faiths and the role candidates' views play in how Americans vote.
Biden said 107 words on abortion and LGBTQ+ issues in the State of the Union. Here’s why that matters.
The annual address always covers myriad issues — and how much the president talks about each one signals priorities.
Two years in, Biden has prioritized nominating women of color as judges
The 19th took a closer look at how Biden’s administration is shaping the federal bench, as well as how his judicial appointments compare to Trump and Obama.
Why the 2022 election was historic for Muslim women’s representation
Muslim women have been leading their communities for years. After the midterms, they’re set to lead in elected office and are fighting to create an America where everyone belongs.
It’s Latina Equal Pay Day — finally
The pay gap persists across education levels and industries. Here’s why.
Why Native American Women’s Equal Pay Day is marked November 30
It takes almost a full additional year for Native American women to catch up to the earnings of non-Latino White men. Some are creating their own financial systems and communities of care.
Data on trans people is hard to come by. This survey is changing that.
The 19th talks to the lead researcher of the 2022 U.S. Trans Survey, which runs through December 5.