Melissa Prax, Newsy

Melissa Prax


St. Louis, MO, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Legislation Aims To Increase Abortion Access On College Campuses

After California proposed a bill to increase medication abortion access on colleges, Massachusetts followed. → Read More

Amid Kashmir Dispute, Bollywood's Messages Carry More Weight

Some Indian movies — and their stars — have been accused of promoting war with Pakistan. → Read More

How A Blood Test Could Detect PTSD In Pregnant Women

At the moment, pregnant women are only checked for depression. But the discovery of "biomarkers" could help detect PTSD via blood tests. → Read More

One Mom-To-Be's Journey Through Pregnancy With a Disability (VIDEO)

We followed a soon-to-be mom with a disability through her first pregnancy. → Read More

This Group Is Taking On Sexual Violence In The Disability Community

Systems designed to help survivors may be inaccessible for people with disabilities. Illinois Imagines is working to fill in the gaps. → Read More

Sex, Love And Dating With A Disability

We speak to one woman with a disability who proves some narratives on the topic are reductive. → Read More

Bollywood Gets A Film That Accurately Portrays LGBTQ Love

Bollywood has a bad track record of perpetuating homophobia in its films -- until now. → Read More

How Working Mothers Are Impacted By Breastfeeding Discrimination

New research examines breastfeeding discrimination cases from the past decade. → Read More

The Internet Can Be Used To Empower — Or Silence — Mass Protests

Protesters in Sudan are relying on social media to get word out about their fight. The government there is trying to black out their access. → Read More

'Diet Culture' Can Set Back People Recovering From Eating Disorders

Advocates say the rhetoric around New Year's resolutions can especially be problematic. → Read More

Ohio Just Toughened Its Laws On Child Marriage

A local newspaper's investigation helped spark the legislative change. → Read More

Bangladesh's Upcoming Election Has Some Young Voters Worried

We speak to a first-time voter in Bangladesh about why he's unsure his vote will matter. → Read More

Chef José Andrés Recalls Taking Anthony Bourdain To His Hometown

Their trip ended up being one of the last "Parts Unknown" episodes filmed. → Read More

Sexist or Feminist? 'Baby It's Cold Outside' Bans Polarize Listeners

The song was banned by a radio station in Cleveland for its "manipulative" date scenario, prompting a larger debate. → Read More

Campaign Eyes Virginia As Next State To Ratify Equal Rights Amendment

The Equal Rights Amendment has been around for decades, but it's recently gained new ground. → Read More

What Happens When Toxic Masculinity Goes Unchecked In The Workplace

Researchers examined what a "masculinity contest culture" means for company success. → Read More

Ethiopia's New Prominent Female Political Leaders Could Signal Shift

There have been several firsts for women recently in the country's political scene. Here's what gender equality is like in the country. → Read More

A Look At Intersection Of Police Brutality And Disability In The US

We speak to one community organizer who helped get the Department of Justice's attention on the issue. → Read More

This Study Explored What Happens When A Workplace Has Only One Woman

New research shows what the experience of "women Onlys" looks like in the workplace. → Read More

This Is The Organization Backing The Central American Migrant Caravan

For more than a decade, Pueblo Sin Fronteras has backed caravans of people looking to flee violence or unsafe conditions. → Read More