Verónica Bayetti Flores

Verónica Bayetti Flores has spent the last years of her life living and breathing reproductive justice. She has led national policy and movement building work on the intersections of immigrants' rights, health care access, young parenthood, and LGBTQ liberation, and has worked to increase access to contraception and abortion, fought for paid sick leave, and demanded access to safe public space for queer youth of color. In 2008 Verónica obtained her Master’s degree in the Sexuality and Health program at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health. She loves cooking, making art, listening to music, and thinking about the ways art forms traditionally seen as feminine are valued and devalued. In addition to writing for Feministing, she is currently spending most of her time doing policy work to reduce the harms of LGBTQ youth of color's interactions with the police and making sure abortion care is accessible to all regardless of their income.

Posts Written by Verónica

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TRAPPED documentary shows us what abortion restrictions really mean

You hear about the ongoing state restrictions against abortion access in the news all too often. But what do they mean for women’s every day lives when summed all together? TRAPPED, a new documentary by Dawn Porter, seeks to show us.

You hear about the ongoing state restrictions against abortion access in the news all too often. But what do they mean for women’s every day lives when summed all together? TRAPPED, a new documentary by ...

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Feministing Jamz Jam of the Week: Tamos Redy by Tomasa Del Real & Chico Sonido

Tomasa Del Real is a Chilean tattoo artist and reggaetonera making “reggaeton del futuro” — reggaeton from the future. Her style is sexual and heavy-hitting, and she brings us a new track with Mexicano Chico Sonido.

Tomasa Del Real is a Chilean tattoo artist and reggaetonera making “reggaeton del futuro” — reggaeton from the future. Her style is sexual and heavy-hitting, and she brings us a new track with Mexicano Chico Sonido.

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Feministing Jamz Jam of the Week: Volcán by Ela Minus

Have you noticed that Colombianas have been slaying the music game? Ela Minus is Gabriela Jimeno, a New York-based Colombiana singing catchy songs over melodic synths, and her latest is lovely!

Have you noticed that Colombianas have been slaying the music game? Ela Minus is Gabriela Jimeno, a New York-based Colombiana singing catchy songs over melodic synths, and her latest is lovely!

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Must watch: Honest and beautiful abortion storytelling by Josh Healey

Last week, the excellent Snap Judgement released their latest episode, and it includes a brilliant personal story by Josh Healey about abortion and all the touching ways that the women in his life have taught him about the crucial importance of safe, legal access.

Last week, the excellent Snap Judgement released their latest episode, and it includes a brilliant personal story by Josh Healey about abortion and all the touching ways that the women in his life have taught him ...

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