Mary Rose Somarriba
Mary Rose Somarriba

Mary Rose Somarriba, who completed a 2012 Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship on the connections between pornography and sex trafficking, is editor of Natural Womanhood and associate editor of Verily Magazine. Follow her at

How Journaling Can Help You Process Anxiety

Writing thoughts helps us avoid going in unproductive circles of anxiety, which can further reduce the negative effects of stress.

One Year After Alexandra Williams’ Death By Birth Control, Little Has Changed

Like many women, Alex was not fully aware of the health risks associated with her birth control, as she and doctors struggled to identify health complications that resulted just months later.

If Pro-Choicers Fail To Heed ‘Gosnell,’ His Atrocities Will Be Repeated

Pro-choice activists ignore ‘Gosnell’ and legitimate ethical concerns about abortion, showing that they’re hellbent on advancing their agenda, not promoting women’s health.

Women’s March Expresses Angst Over Sex-Trafficking Site Shutdown

Their tweet about Backpage reveals that instead of looking at facts or listening to survivors, Women’s March organizers have signed on to intentionally ignoring trafficking victims.

Hadid Sisters’ Nude Photo Shoot Is The Nasty Result Of A Pornified Culture

How much of our sexualized media is influenced by porn addicts behind the scenes? The Hadid sisters’ recent line-crossing photo shoot is telling.

How Changing Views Of Sexual Assault Affect Trafficking Victims Like Cyntoia Brown

Heightened public opinion on sexual assault may be helping high-profile advocates speak out about an imprisoned woman who killed her sex trafficker.

‘Christians Against Masturbation’ Spokeswoman In Old Louis C.K. Video Now Seems Surprisingly Insightful

Actress Liz Holtan portrays an earnest representative of Jesus’ commandments against lust in an old Louis C.K. comedy bit. Today she sounds far from crazy.

12 Things I Learned From Trying Snapchat For A Month

Here are just a few of the things I learned from using the cute-if-creepy-little-white-ghost app I thought I’d never use.