On Saturday, February 22, I partnered with Cecilia Belser-Batton, the founder of JUST Systems, LLC to lead a direct action training in Columbia, Mo., on how to build intersectional movements. Seven local organizers participated in the training.
Webinar Recap: Examining Black Women’s Health at the Intersection of HIV, IPV, and the Criminal Legal System
In Missouri, people living with HIV are subject to prosecution under an HIV statute that was created out of fear and bigotry in the 1980s when less was known about the virus.
Particularly with the safe and effective protocols for self-managed abortion with pills, we already have many of the tools we need to build a future where all people can access the care they need.
There are a lot of numbers in our charts and graphs, but one thing is clear: the anti-abortion movement is loaded.
With 14 health centers across Missouri participating in the initiative, people have the ability to make informed decisions about their reproductive health in their own community.
Members of my community shared stories of how, for no reason other than their sexuality or gender, they were forced to leave their job.
This is not a question of intellectual interest, or a concern for the value of fetal life. It’s a disregard for women and survivors and a patently cruel framing of the trauma that rape, and pregnancies resulting from rape, can have on people.
North Carolina’s 2019 legislative session closed with uncertainty about the fate of Medicaid expansion in the state, along with the fate of the millions of taxpayer dollars that don’t belong in the hands of fake clinics.
The combination of anti-vaccine and anti-abortion rhetoric makes sense: Both ignore science and spread potentially dangerous misinformation.
Collection of people’s menstrual cycles by anti-abortion state officials as well as anti-abortion organizations is not only a gross overreach, but is also dangerous.
Homelessness is a public health issue, and unhoused people - particularly those who resided in Tent City - deserve to be treated with dignity, compassion and respect.