Anne Branigin

Washington, D.C.

Reporter, Features

Education: University of North Carolina at Wilmington, BFA, Creative Writing; University of Southern California, MS, Journalism

Anne Branigin is a staff reporter in Features focused on gender coverage. Previously, she worked at the Root covering news, politics, health and social justice movements through the lens of race and gender.
Latest from Anne Branigin

How to break up with your hairdresser, therapist and more

There’s a better way than ghosting.

February 12, 2022

An Adidas ad showed bare breasts. Is that liberating or exploitative?

Body image, consumer and lingerie experts were divided about the campaign’s ability “to normalize the human body.”

February 10, 2022

The January jobs report wasn’t great for women. What could the rest of 2022 look like?

The gender divide in recovery points to longstanding structural inequities, experts say.

February 8, 2022

A travel writer tweeted her salary and reignited a trend: ‘I just want people to get paid’

Victoria Walker’s tweet started a conversation about pay transparency and how it can potentially help narrow wage gaps.

February 4, 2022

What can the Equal Rights Amendment do in 2022? Supporters and detractors weigh in.

Some opponents see the ERA as a vehicle for “enshrining” abortion rights, while supporters say it could be an important tool to help strike down discriminatory laws.

February 2, 2022

Same-gender female couples make $30,000 less a year than their male counterparts

A new report looks at how different families organize their households and how that could affect their total earnings.

February 1, 2022

Pauli Murray applied to be a Supreme Court justice in 1971. 50 years later, a Black woman could make history.

The lawyer was writing to Nixon to “do something which may be unprecedented ”: to directly apply, as a self-identified “Negro woman,” for a seat on the Supreme Court.

January 27, 2022

How hard is it to get a court-approved abortion? For one teen, it came down to GPA.

The Florida case — in which the initial judge’s decision was overturned — is indicative of the murky process of judicial bypass, legal experts say.

January 27, 2022

New guidelines could change the way OB/GYNs talk to patients about birth control

The new ACOG guidance advises clinicians to apply a “patient-centered, reproductive justice framework” when it comes to contraception.

January 25, 2022

Coming of age during Roe v. Wade: Women tell us how they saw the moment then and now

Jan. 22 marks the 49th anniversary of Roe. Women told us what they remember from 1973.

January 21, 2022