Arts Based Social Protest*

Image credit Jane Hopkins Walsh #BorderQuiltProject Twitter @_radicalnursing Instagram @janewalsh357 #D4CCQuiltProject   #DetentionIsDeadly   #FreeThemAll  #BorderQuiltProject Arts based inquiry has a historical grounding in nursing often linked to aesthetic ways of knowing, and to the centering of emancipatory, holistic, person-centered methods that include art as a way to uncover human stories (Archibald, Caine, & Scott,... Continue Reading →

May Day: RNs and Essential Workers Strike

Happy May Day! Workers from across the U.S. are striking this May Day to protest unsafe working conditions, lack of sick leave and hazard pay, and policies and procedures that put their lives at risk during the pandemic. RNs from unions and hospitals in 13 states and 139 hospitals are holding May Day actions, according... Continue Reading →

Announcing Nursing Mutual Aid 2020

"International Women's Day" by giulia.forsythe is licensed under CC BY 2.0  As you all know by now, we are all in the midst of a global pandemic. For most of us, daily life as we know it looks a lot different, marked with uncertainty, isolation, and anxiety. This is punctuated by failures of the structural and institutional protections theoretically... Continue Reading →

Radical Nurses Published in Ms. Magazine

Since moving to Maine from Louisiana, I was reminded of the disparities faced by members of the LGBTQ community in states where marriage was legal, or anti-discrimination protections were in place, and those where the community had no access to those rights. Similar restrictions deny people access to abortion care today based on zip code, stripping us of our rights to decide when and how to create family once again.

Us and White Supremacy

On this day of remembrance of the birthday of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. I wanted to share an Instagram site I follow called #meandwhitesupremacy where you can find over 6000 posts by a diverse group of people who are committed to anti-racism, and teaching white people how to talk about race and how to... Continue Reading →

2020: the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife

The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared that 2020 is the Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, noting that Nurses and midwives play a vital role in providing health services. These are the people who devote their lives to caring for mothers and children; giving lifesaving immunizations and health advice; looking after older people... Continue Reading →

When Holiday Convenience Harms Us All

As a nurse, I know the impact of workplace injury because our profession routinely has among the highest workplace injury rates in the nation. I also recognize that the strength of local businesses, retailers, and farms contributes to the health of my community. Amazon's business model seeks to "disrupt" old economies, in turn this harms its workers, cripples local economies, contributes to consumer waste, and supports some unsavory entities, all without paying a single penny in federal taxes.

Love and Resistance

Sometimes you read something you just have to share. I [jess] loved this piece when I first read it and wanted to share it with you, too. The article entitled "Love and resistance: Reā€inventing radical nurses in everyday struggles" appears in the current issue of the Journal for Clinical Nursing and can be accessed using... Continue Reading →

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