Natalie Pattillo is a multimedia journalist and photographer. She received her master of science degree in journalism at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 2017. She reports on gender-based violence, gender politics, childcare and health-care access, food, and culture.
How Sexual Assault Victims' Advocates Are Training Doctors to Provide Better Care
Josie Torielli, who works for the NYC Alliance Against Sexual Assault, spoke to Pacific Standard about the impact of the #MeToo movement, the importance of SAFETI, and the myth of false reporting.
Meet Two of the Women Fighting Against Their University for Reproductive Rights
Irish 4 Reproductive Health, a student activist group, filed suit against the Trump administration and Notre Dame over the school's refusal to offer birth control coverage to students and faculty.
Now That Andrew Cuomo's Been Re-Elected, Will He Tackle Criminal Justice Reform in New York?
Pacific Standard spoke with Alyssa Smaldino, an organizer with Survived and Punished, about the governor's record reluctance to commute the sentences of jailed domestic abuse survivors.
How Louisiana Is Taking Guns Out of Abusers' Hands
Abused women are five times more likely to be killed if the perpetrator owns a firearm.
Angela Garbes' Book Will Change How We Talk About Childbirth
The author of "Like a Mother" chats with Pacific Standard about childbirth, baby books, and the narratives excluded from the pregnancy conversation.
'Goodbye, Sweet Girl' Explores the Complex Realities of Domestic Abuse
Kelly Sundberg's new book never glosses over the more affectionate moments with her abuser. In the process, she paints a far more insidious picture of their relationship: one that shows how an abuser can slowly creep into his victim's life.
A Family Lawyer on the Challenges Facing Domestic Violence Survivors Seeking a Divorce
Pacific Standard spoke with Kara Bellew, a partner at a matrimonial and family law firm, about the best route for survivors to seek a divorce, and how abusers are able to manipulate the legal system.
Single Mothers Are Having Their Moment in American Politics
A growing number of single women are running for public office. In order to beat their opponents, they may need to shatter some unfair stigmas first.
One Small City in New York Is Finding Innovative Ways to Combat Domestic Abuse
For years advocates have wondered: How can abusers effectively be held accountable for stalking, harassing, assaulting, threatening, or killing their current and former partners? Kingston, New York, might have an answer.
For Abuse Survivors, Custody Remains a Means by Which Their Abusers Can Retain Control
Despite growing evidence that abusers often use custody battles to retain control over their former spouses, Congress is still punting on basic protections for survivors.
Victims of Spousal Abuse Are Losing Their Children to Social Services
Across the country, there are hundreds of instances where children are removed from the custody of a parent who has suffered from domestic abuse at the hands of a partner.
The Department of Education Is Pulling the Rug Out From Under Student Parents
The Trump administration has quietly removed CCAMPIS, a childcare subsidy for student parents attending college, from its 2018 budget. Over one million student parents' ability to afford childcare hangs in the balance.
A Christian Family Comes to Terms With a Trans Son’s Wedding
LGBTQ acceptance is slowly growing in Baptist communities. But when Ro Sibaja wanted to marry his girlfriend, he learned that the path to acceptance isn’t always linear.INLINE