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.
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