Katherine Don

Katherine Don is a Chicago-based writer and editor. She is the author of two YA nonfiction books, and her essays and journalism have appeared at Salon, The Atlantic online, The Huffington Post, and elsewhere. Follow her Tweets @KatDon1.

Serena Williams' Future Is Full Of Family & More Tennis Wins

Serena Williams is pregnant, and the world couldn't be more excited. There's something about the combination of high-achieving athletics, social media know-how, and anticipation over the impending bundle of joy that has put everyone on the edge of…
By Katherine Don

State Department Criticized Over Mar-A-Lago Post

At this point, Mar-a-Lago, the Florida country club that President Trump affectionately calls the "winter White House," is a household name. Trump purchased the property in 1985, and today he charges guests $200,000 for their annual membership.…
By Katherine Don

Eric Trump Says The President's Golf Trips Are Important

In the months since taking office, President Donald Trump has received steady criticism for the frequency of his golf trips to Mar-a-Lago, the Florida resort that he purchased in 1985. For those concerned about these outings, the president's son has…
By Katherine Don

Here's What You Should Know About Instagram Collections

It seems like our favorite social media platforms introduce new features so often, there should be an app that helps us navigate our apps. This week, the Facebook-owned photo-sharing app Instagram has introduced a new feature called "private…
By Katherine Don

Female Ironworkers Score Major Maternity Leave Win

The ironworking industry isn't exactly known for its feminine side, but a recent announcement from a major union shows that the industry certainly appreciates its female employees. According to industry sources, beginning this year, members of the…
By Katherine Don

Title X Funding Cuts Could Cripple Planned Parenthood

Last week, Vice President Mike Pence cast a tie-breaking vote in the Senate to repeal a recent Obama-era guidance on Title X funds that explicitly prevents states from denying funds to family planning clinics that also provide abortion services. The…
By Katherine Don

HB 1523 Hurts The LGBT Community & Families Alike

After being blocked by a Mississippi judge this summer, a Mississippi law that would allow merchants and government employees to deny services to same-sex couples on religious grounds is being heard this week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of…
By Katherine Don

Here's How Many Millennials Are Freezing Their Eggs

As techniques in reproductive technologies have advanced, women — at least, women with means — have more options than ever when it comes to family planning. The notion of freezing one's eggs no longer seems like part of a plot from a science fiction…
By Katherine Don

How First Families Handle The Issue Of Changing Schools

By now, most Americans are at least tangentially familiar with the unconventional living situation in President Donald Trump's White House. While Trump resides (part-time, at least) in the traditional executive's home, his wife and son, Melania and…
By Katherine Don

Will Filibustering Neil Gorsuch Actually Work?

After remaining on the back burner for a few weeks, the "will they or won't they?" drama over Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch has returned full heat. The question at hand, of course, is whether Democrats in the Senate will delay or somehow…
By Katherine Don

Did Jared Kushner Delete His Tweets?

The probing eye of the public has been turned to Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, this week. On Monday, news broke that the real estate developer will be speaking with the Senate Intelligence Committee in cooperation with its…
By Katherine Don

AHCA Advocates Disregard Pregnancy Completely

Ever since House Republicans introduced a draft of the American Health Care Act (the AHCA, or Trumpcare), the bill intended to replace Obamacare, debate has swirled over who will lose and who will benefit under the new law. Prominent Republicans…
By Katherine Don

Pregnant Women Could Lose Coverage Under Trumpcare

This week, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) poured a gallon of kerosene onto the dumpster fire of debate surrounding the American Healthcare Act, a.k.a. Trumpcare. According to a budgetary analysis published on Monday, under Trumpcare, 24…
By Katherine Don

How The American Health Care Act Affects Parents

Ever since President Donald Trump was elected in November, Americans have been waiting — some with happy anticipation, some with dread — for the repeal and replacement of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as Obamacare. On Monday, House…
By Katherine Don

Matthew Rhys Is *Not* The Laid-Back Parent

Anyone who has watched The Americans on FX — or even just seen the previews — knows that Welsh actor Matthew Rhys can be a bit, err, intense. And that intensity apparently translates offscreen as well. During an interview this week on Live! with…
By Katherine Don

Khizr Khan Reportedly Under Travel Review

Khizr Khan, the Gold Star father of an Army captain who died in Iraq in 2004, was scheduled to give a talk in Toronto, Canada on Tuesday, but canceled his plans when he was reportedly told that his travel privileges are under review. At this point…
By Katherine Don

The Women's Strike Is An All-Day Affair

You've made your preparations and gathered your supplies. The poster board is purchased, the permanent markers are out of the package, and you've already Googled the perfect message for a hilarious, on-point sign. But... now what? As women across…
By Katherine Don

Ben Seewald's Net Worth Comes Second To Family

The Duggar family has been in the spotlight again this month, as Jessa Duggar Seewald, one of the older Duggar siblings, announced the birth of her second child, Henry, with husband Ben Seewald. In addition to the other questions dedicated fans may…
By Katherine Don

Trump Knows What Happened At The Oscars, Guys

For those of you who think that not everything needs to be about President Donald Trump, today you are proven wrong yet again, because Trump says that the Best Picture mistake at the Academy Awards happened because of him. That's right. In an…
By Katherine Don

Will Trump Address The Controversial Travel Ban?

President Donald Trump will be speaking before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday evening, and the nationally televised speech will likely be closely analyzed by the many groups of Americans who feel threatened by the president's policies. One…
By Katherine Don