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On International Women's Day, we discuss the importance of abortion equality

On International Women's Day, we spoke to the Executive Director of NAAF, Yamani Hernandez, to learn about abortion in America.

On International Women's Day, we discuss the importance of abortion equality

Thanks to a 1973 court decision of Roe v. Wade, abortion is now recognized as a safe and legal procedure in the U.S.

Although Roe offers women the right to choose, that hasn't stopped many from tirelessly trying to dismantle it.

The National Network of Abortion Funds fights to remove financial and logistical barriers to abortion, focusing on the intersections of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. NNAF works to make abortion access safe, inclusive, and affordable. During Women's History Month, Conversations is committed to amplifying the stories of women like Yamani and her team.

So, on International Women's Day, we were delighted to speak to their Executive Director, Yamani Hernandez, and learn about how women's voices can be elevated. To learn more about the work that Yamani and her team do you can visit their website here.

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Study shows the Olympics is most LGBTQIA+ friendly sporting event ever

All eyes are now fixed on Tokyo, where a new record for participation has been set.

Ireen Wust of Netherlands competes in the 1500m Ladies race during Day 4 of the ISU World Speed Skating Championships at Thialf Arena on February 14, 2021 in Heerenveen, Netherlands.

Photo by Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images

"I feel incredibly proud to say that I am a gay man and also an Olympic champion. When I was younger, I didn't think I'd ever achieve anything because of who I was."

These are words from the new Olympic gold medal winner, Team GB's Tom Daley, after he and partner Matty Lee took first place in synchronised swimming on Monday 26 July.

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The best ways to show people closest to you that they are heard and appreciated

Everyone that is close to us wants to be heard in their relationship. It's for a good reason, too.

Strong relationships rely onl open lines of communication. Being a better communicator may appear daunting, but it's actually only a matter of honing a crucial skill: listening.

It appears to be straightforward. We (mostly) listen to our loved one's queries, opinions, anecdotes, gripes, and helpful suggestions. But how frequently do we actually pay attention?

We often register that they're chatting on the surface, waiting for our time to jump in and say what we want. Something has to be done about it.

Everyone that is close to us wants to be heard in their relationship. It's for a good reason, too.

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