Liu took home a Best Writer Eisner Award for her work on the epic fantasy Monstress, which she described as a story about a “young woman who belongs nowhere” and “young women who fight, who tame, who are consumed—and who become monsters in their own right.” The novelist, comic book writer and attorney expressed shock at being the first woman in the award’s 30-year history to win the writing prize.
A recent Google Doodle honors Helen Rodruiguez Trias, the first Latina president of the American Public Health Association. Trías was pivotal in reshaping practices around female sterilization, which at the time was commonly used on women of color, women with disabilities and low-income women. She was a founding member of both the Committee to End Sterilization Abuse and helped draft federal sterilization guidelines in 1979.