Posts Tagged Reproductive Justice

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The Feministing Five: Mia Birdsong

Mia Birdsong is redefining how we value families with the project Family Story. We spoke with her to learn more about why it’s crucial to expand beyond the increasingly antiquated concept of the nuclear families and how we can use our imagination and creativity to create new, more inclusive communities and loving networks.

Mia Birdsong is redefining how we value families with the project Family Story. We spoke with her to learn more about why it’s crucial to expand beyond the increasingly antiquated concept of the nuclear families and how ...

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ICYMI: Reproductive Justice Groups Forge Alliance with Black Lives Matter

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. But news of the February 9 convening of leaders from Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, and Black Lives Matter proved that this month is completely LIT!

Between the release of Rihanna’s long anticipated album ANTI, Beyoncé’s “Formation”, and the return of Shonda Rhimes’ TGIT, I thought Black History month was already off to a pretty good start, with Black women leading the charge. ...

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Reproductive Justice & BLM Movements Partner to Fight for Black Women’s Lives

Yesterday, Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Freedom and Black Lives Matter launched a partnership to fight for freedom and justice for Black women. Leaders from the three groups participated in a discussion about the intersection of their movements, and why anti-abortion legislators and violently racist police forces are part of the same system oppressing Black women across the country. 

Yesterday, Trust Black Women, New Voices for Reproductive Freedom and Black Lives Matter launched a partnership to fight for freedom and justice for Black women. Leaders from the three groups participated in a discussion about the intersection of ...

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Courts Matter in the Lives of Native Women and Native Youth

Ed. note: this post was originally published on the Community site.

There are countless books and dramas written about presidential campaigns and television shows looking behind the scenes at the wheeling and dealing of members of Congress, but for many the judicial branch remains shrouded in mystery.

Ed. note: this post was originally published on the Community site.

There are countless books and dramas written about presidential campaigns and television shows looking behind the scenes at the wheeling and dealing of members of Congress, but ...

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Only children, and our families’ choices

After so many years of making small talk with strangers, I can subconsciously rattle off those introductory and intrusive getting-to-know-you questions, mostly about how to pronounce my name and “where I’m really from.” But eventually, the stranger will ask if I have siblings and I’ll respond: “No, I’m actually an only child.”’

After so many years of making small talk with strangers, I can subconsciously rattle off those introductory and intrusive getting-to-know-you questions, mostly about how to pronounce my name and “where I’m really from.” But eventually, the stranger ...

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