Jean Lee is a reporting fellow. Previously in book publishing, she is excited to center the most marginalized voices in her reporting and has an interest in labor policy and issues related to the criminal justice system. She has contributed to The Lily, The Independent, Earther, and The Brooklyn Eagle. She recently graduated from Columbia Journalism School.
In Georgia, a helping hand for caregivers when parents are incarcerated
A two-person nonprofit offers support for incarcerated parents and their newborns, mediating with family and addressing financial concerns that are often overlooked.
Debt. Inaccessible accounts. Job sabotage. Domestic violence survivors often suffer economic abuse, too
The 2021 reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act recognizes economic abuse. Experts and advocates hope this one passes in the Senate.
The infrastructure bill promises construction work. One amendment could open that up to more women.
A proposed amendment would give women and people of color more access to skilled trades and the wages they bring.
It’s Black Women’s Equal Pay Day. Here’s why a pay gap persists.
It took until August 3 for the average Black woman to earn as much money as the average White man did last year.
Simone Biles withdrew from team finals. And that's OK.
When pressure and mental health put the world's greatest gymnast at risk, it's her right to call things to a halt, experts tell The 19th.
These women thought a class-action discrimination lawsuit would help. It didn't.
Workers at a Norfolk shipyard sued over harassment and gender discrimination. The case was settled, but promotions are still hard to come by.
Women have always loved baseball. Now they're calling it, too.
On Tuesday, history will be made in the MLB. But why does it lag behind other professional sports in its inclusion of women?
Congratulations roll in after Zaila Avant-garde’s history-making win at the Scripps National Spelling Bee
A former president and first lady celebrated the 14-year-old's win.
Abuse survivors can get shorter sentences in 2 states, but courts are saying no
Subconscious discrimination may be to blame, especially if the defendant already falls outside the classic image of a victim -- blameless and helpless.
For some readers, a different celebration
The 19th's readers share what Juneteenth means to them and how they feel about its federal recognition.