Erin Matson is the co-founder and executive director of Reproaction, a direct action group working to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. She leads a team which presents unique and bold voices to hold American leaders accountable for attacks on access to reproductive health.
Erin Matson is co-founder and executive director of Reproaction, a national group using bold action to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. A longtime feminist leader with expertise in creating and deploying unique, forceful national and state-level campaigns, Erin has appeared on MSNBC, CSPAN, Al-Jazeera English, ABC World News, BBC World News, and PBS’ To The Contrary. Erin served as action vice president for the National Organization for Women, and at age 23 she was elected to be the youngest NOW state president in the country. She also served as an editor at large for Rewire News Group. Her writings have appeared in a variety of publications, including Rolling Stone and three books. Erin serves on the steering committee of the American Society for Emergency Contraception and recently completed three terms on the NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia Foundation board of directors. Erin is a writer, and her blog is available at www.erintothemax.com. She is on Twitter @erintothemax.
Shireen Rose Shakouri is deputy director of Reproaction. She is Iranian and Italian-American, and has a fire in her belly for reproductive justice work largely driven by a commitment to affirming the leadership of Earth-colored people, with direct action and direct service as her favored tools. This drive led her to building hard-hitting campaigns and managing special research projects at Reproaction before she was promoted to leadership in early 2021. Shireen is trained as an abortion doula and serves as a clinic escort at a local clinic. In her spare time, she is involved in various other local D.C activism projects, and she writes on issues of identity, feminism, and culture. You can follow her work and activism on Twitter @sheermean.