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Dani McClain

Author Bios

Dani McClain

Dani McClain is a fellow at the Nation Institute. Her writing and reporting on gender, sexuality and reproductive health has been published in outlets including The Nation, The New York Times "Room for Debate," Al Jazeera America, Colorlines and EBONY.com. She lives in Oakland, California.

McClain reported on education and youth issues while on staff at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. She has also worked as a strategist, online campaigner and communications staffer with organizations including ColorOfChange.org and Drug Policy Alliance. 


News and Features

Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

The state’s rightward lurch mobilized thousands, but the progressive movement behind Moral Mondays has deep, enduring roots.

Like their male counterparts, black and Latina girls and young women suffer from striking racial disparities in education and income.

US forces used the plight of Afghan women to justify war—but twelve years later, women are still suffering.


There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting...
An in-depth look at a South Carolina report on domestic violence is at the center of a national conversation. 
Advocates behind a national bus tour want to enlist young people in the fight to repeal the Hyde Amendment.
What an encounter with a right-of-center take on events in Ferguson tells us about the need for answers now.
Can the killing of Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, spark a new kind of conversation about choice, parenting and family?
Californians fighting domestic violence say there’s a new way to help keep families safe.
Alabama’s backdoor abortion ban was just declared unconstitutional. Will this decision send a message to anti-choice legislators...
Women there die from pregnancy-related causes at three times the national average. A report highlights the dangers of birthing while black.