Molly Keisman

Molly Keisman is a writer based in New York City.

Shirley Chisholm talking to a man in front of a storefront with a sign reading Bedford Stuyvesant Youth in Action.

A Website, 7 Statues, and the First Lady Bring Changes to NYC

She Built NYC, a project to rectify the gender imbalance in NYC’s monuments, is only one project of the city’s women-focused portal Women.NYC.

People holding protest signs.

Seniors Get Angry About Broken Promises for Affordable Housing in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio walked back a promise of $500 million in affordable senior housing. New York’s rapidly growing elderly population came out to protest.

A crowd of people, some holding signs for abortion rights.

Cities Like Atlanta and Salt Lake Are Saying No to State Abortion Laws

As more states pass restrictive abortion laws, cities are fighting back. Among the resistance: local prosecutors who say they will not enforce the laws.

Kaoutar Belhirech (left) and Fatima Tourari (right) in the Mères en Ligne radio station.

How a Radio Show Gives Unwed Mothers in Morocco a Voice

Legal changes gave Moroccan women more rights, but unwed mothers still face prosecution and stigma. A Tangier radio station, Mères en Ligne, gives them a voice.