Madhuri Sathish

Bio

Madhuri is a Chicago-based political reporter covering abortion, immigration, breaking news, and more. She is a fluent French speaker and spent two years teaching English in Paris, France, where she also covered protests organized by American activists abroad for Bustle's news section. Madhuri's work has previously appeared in The Washington Post, Women's eNews, and the Social Justice News Nexus. In her spare time, Madhuri is a freelance writer and photographer dedicated to Harry Potter, dog memes, and better public transit. She earned her bachelor's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and spends the majority of each year wondering when Chicago's winter will come to an end. You can follow Madhuri on Twitter @MadhuriSathish, where she regularly tweets about politics and social justice.

Seriously, Just Don't Do These 4 Offensive Halloween Costumes

By Madhuri Sathish
Halloween is just around the corner, and it's time to pick out your costume. There are so many creative options out there, from superheroes to political critiques to your favorite condiment. However, it's also important to be sensitive when you're…

The Latest Update On A TikTok Ban Is Good News For U.S. Users Who Can't Stop Scrolling

By Madhuri Sathish
In the midst of rising tensions between the United States and China, Americans may potentially have to say goodbye to social media apps like TikTok. Back in Julys, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration was "looking at" banning…

Donald Trump's Quotes About Defunding The Police Make His Stance Clear

By Madhuri Sathish and Lilli Petersen
As protests against police brutality continue across the country, so do calls to overhaul policing in the United States. Activists involved in movements to demilitarize police departments are also demanding that city councils defund — and in some…

This Glossary Of Anti-Racism Terms Will Help You Speak Out

By Madhuri Sathish
In light of ongoing protests for racial justice and against police brutality, many young people are starting to have conversations about race with their friends and family members. Whether you’re an activist who has long been steeped in anti-racist…

Twitter Is Getting Excited About The Supreme Court Ruling On Trump's Tax Info

By Madhuri Sathish
Ever since Donald Trump launched his presidential campaign in 2015, his finances have been under intense scrutiny — and now, the Supreme Court has weighed in. On July 9, the Supreme Court handed down rulings in two cases concerning the president's…

The Supreme Court Just Made It More Complicated To Get Birth Control Through Insurance

By Madhuri Sathish
For the third time in 10 years, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) mandate requiring employers to provide free birth control coverage was thrust into the spotlight at the Supreme Court. In Trump v. Pennsylvania, the Trump administration argued in favor…

Pay Attention To These Local Elections To Vote For Police Accountability

By Madhuri Sathish
As activists continue to take to the streets in protests against racist police brutality, they are also advocating for major changes to police departments, demanding everything from police accountability to defunding or abolishing the police. But…

The Supreme Court Just Made A Major Ruling On Abortion

By Lilli Petersen and Madhuri Sathish
Despite everything else going on in the United States, it's still Supreme Court ruling season, and on June 29, 2020, the justices gave Americans a big one. The Supreme Court's ruling on abortion case June Medical Services, LLC v. Russo affirmed the…

Barack & Michelle Obama Both Shared Powerful Statements About Juneteenth

By Madhuri Sathish and Cianna Garrison
During his time in the White House, former President Barack Obama delivered statements about Juneteenth on a near-annual basis — and although he is no longer in office, that has not changed. June 19 marks Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in…

Modern Abolitionists Share What Emancipation Means On Juneteenth 2020

By Madhuri Sathish
June 19 is Juneteenth, which commemorates the day in 1865 when the last formally enslaved people in Galveston, Texas were informed of their legal emancipation — more than two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. But in 2020, 155 years later,…

Here's How To Talk About Racism With Your Extended Family, Because It Can Be Hard

By Madhuri Sathish
Racism can be a difficult subject to discuss with family members, whether over the dinner table on Thanksgiving, or in a public exchange on social media. Nevertheless, these are necessary conversations to have. And as protests against racism and…

Here's How To Talk To Your Parents About Racism, Because It's So Important

By Madhuri Sathish
As activists around the country continue to organize protests against police brutality, many people are talking to their parents about racism for what may be the first time. While these conversations may be difficult or uncomfortable, they are a…

You Should Know About This Major Birth Control Case At The Supreme Court

By Madhuri Sathish
Since the Affordable Care Act (ACA) first became law in 2010, nearly 63 million people across the country have been able to access birth control through their employer-provided health insurance. But now, a case before the Supreme Court is…

Donald Trump Finally Spoke About "Peaceful" Protests As Police Gassed Out Protestors

By Madhuri Sathish
President Donald Trump finally addressed ongoing nationwide protests against police brutality — but not how you might think. On Monday, June 1, Trump made his way, reportedly from a secure bunker, to a photo op at St. John's Church, which has…

Here's What Might Affect Colleges Reopening After Coronavirus

By Madhuri Sathish
As the coronavirus pandemic shows no sign of abating, college campuses are now faced with a tough choice: how to plan for the fall 2020 semester. As of May 25, a majority of the approximately 750 colleges surveyed by The Chronicle of Higher…

Barack Obama Shared The Most Heartbreaking Message About The Death Of George Floyd

By Madhuri Sathish
The country is mourning the death of yet another black person who was killed by police, and former President Barack Obama is among those grieving. After a black man named George Floyd was killed in an altercation with police on May 25, the…

Taylor Swift Called Out Trump By Name About White Supremacy & She Did Not Mince Words

By Madhuri Sathish
Across the country, people are turning out to protest the death of yet another black person at the hands of police, after the May 25 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. In the early hours of May 29, Trump took to Twitter to apparently threaten…

Here's What To Know About The Minneapolis Protests Over George Floyd's Death

By Madhuri Sathish
On May 25, a 46-year-old black man named George Floyd was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The incident, caught on video, prompted outrage across the country — and lead to public protests, and a social uprising. Since news of…

Here's What To Consider About Voting — Safely — During The Pandemic

By Madhuri Sathish
With more than 1.5 million confirmed cases across the United States as of May 20, the coronavirus pandemic has caused many states to postpone their 2020 primaries. But as experts project the coronavirus will likely continue to spread over the…

Donald Trump's Tweet Congratulating Tiffany's Georgetown Law Graduation Took A Turn

By Madhuri Sathish
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, graduates across the country have had seen their commencement ceremonies canceled — including Tiffany Trump. The president's youngest daughter graduated from Georgetown Law on May 17, making her the first law grad of…