All Speakers

Abby Jo Krobot (She/Her)
Abby Jo Krobot is a Former Refugee AmeriCorps Member at JFSWM. Her duties included being a non-bilingual interpreter, a community advocate, and an ESOL teacher. She is a graduate of Bay Path University.
Abi Fletcher
Abi Fletcher is a non-binary birth worker and parent of a gender fluid 4 year old. This is their 10th year working as a Licensed Midwife in Florida, providing out-of-hospital birth services. Abi is passionate about Birth Justice and is a proud board member of the Southern Birth Justice Network.
Abi Hernandez
Abi is a brown nonbinary artist, intuitive spiritual healer, animal communicator, and performer. She has roots in El Salvador and Port Chester NY. She uses organizing spaces as opportunities to bring in the knowledge and expertise she’s picked up and share it with others.
Adaku Utah
Hailing from Nigeria, Adaku Utah is an award winning liberation educator and organizer, healer and performance ritual artist committed to healing and liberation within oppressed communities. For over ten years, her work has been centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, sexuality, race, youth, and healing justice. She is the founder and director of Harriet's Apothecary, a healing village led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans folks committed to living out Harriet Tubman's legacy of liberation in our tissues and our lineage. She is also the founder of BeatBox Botanicals, a local sliding-scale, love-centered, and community-inspired plant medicine and healing practice. Her greatest desire is to embody the sacredness and wholeness of love and support herself, humanity and our larger ecosystem in garnering and using our tools of love, healing, and liberation to fashion just and sustainable realities
Adaku Utah (She/He/They)
Hailing from Nigeria, Adaku Utah is an award winning liberation educator and organizer, healer and performance ritual artist committed to healing and liberation within marginalized communities. For over ten years, her work has centered in movements for radical social change, with a focus on gender, sexuality, race, youth and healing justice. She is the founder and director of Harriet's Apothecary, a healing village led by Black Cis Women, Queer and Trans folks committed to living out Harriet Tubman's legacy of liberation in our tissues and our lineage.
Adia SQ
Adia SQ is a senior at the Springfield Renaissance School. She likes the Sims 4 and radical politics at the same time.
Adia SQ
Adia SQ is into radio, political science, advancing the black queer agenda, and ending white supremacy. She is equally into eating sushi with her partner Lyric. Up until this point, she was only a teenager who sometimes posted about social justice, but duality is a magnificent part of life, n’est-ce pas? Follow her @adia.mind on IG and @indieratchet on Twitter for that.
Adina Giannelli
Trained as a lawyer, Adina Giannelli is a writer, teacher and activist. She lives, works, and agitates in western Massachusetts with her four year old child, where she is at work on her first book, a family memoir titled Ghosts That Haunt Us.
Adrian Ballou
Adrian, Program Manager, Community Engagement at Peace First, has founded or led six different youth programs and has been involved in social change and facilitation work for over ten years. Adrian has spoken at/had their writing taught nationally and internationally at non-profits, high schools, and colleges. They care deeply about building adult solidarity with youth to end adultism and all forms of intersectional oppression.
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen
Aimee is a long-time activist who has focused on advocating with and for communities of color, immigrants, LGBTQ people and young people around the social justice issues that most affect their lives. Most recently, she was the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships of Advocates for Youth, where she oversaw and coordinated the development, implementation and evaluation of Advocates' strategic partnerships with youth activists and organizations in allied social justice movements.
Aimee Thorne-Thomsen
Aimee is a long-time reproductive justice activist whose work centers young people and developing their skills and leadership around the issues that most affect their lives. Currently, she is the Vice President of Strategic Partnerships at Advocates for Youth, where she oversees and coordinates the development, implementation, and evaluation of Advocates' partnerships with youth activists and organizations in allied social justice movements.
Aisha Chaudhri
Aisha Chaudhri (pronounced: Ī-shuh CHOH-dhree) (pronouns: she/her/they/them) has been a social justice activist for over 20 years and has been working in nonprofits on Reproductive Justice issues for over 12 years. Aisha’s anti-oppression work in domestic violence, sex ed, contraception, abortion, and birth justice is rooted in the experiences of marginalized communities including her own Brown, queer, femme, immigrant, Muslim identities.
Alana Belle
Alana has been involved in various social justice movements for a few years; she has influenced change in regards to local politics, racial justice, economic justice, and most recently, reproductive justice. The current Community Organizer for New Voices for Reproductive Justice - Cleveland, Alana welcomes every opportunity to engage people in the RJ movement.
Alejandra Pablos
Alejandra Pablos is a nationally recognized immigrant and reproductive justice community organizer who was recently detained by Immigration Customs Enforcement for 43 days, after being singled out and arrested at a protest in VA. She was granted bond and brought home in Arizona after communities nationwide organized to bring her home.
Aleksander Meyer
Alek Meyer is a Div III student at Hampshire College. He studies public health and medical anthropology, with a focus on healthcare inequality and transgender health.
Alex Andrews (She/Her)
As a formerly incarcerated sex worker and the co founder for SWOP Behind Bars, Alex Andrews knew it was critical to start reaching men and women who were experiencing the harm of the criminalization of sex work. As the North American Representative for NSWP, Alex hopes to amplify the voices of incarcerated sex workers around the world.
Alexandra Duncan
Alexandra Duncan’s life is driven by the belief that knowledge and authority over a person’s body belongs to them. She gave her kindergarten class ‘the talk’; studied medical anthropology; and was an EMT, yoga teacher, full-spectrum doula, and gynecological teaching associate. She founded Praxis Clinical to provide universities, hospitals, and communities with clinical skills and health literacy workshops built around justice, access, and patient empowerment.
Alice Wong (She/Her)
Alice Wong is a sociologist, research consultant, and disability activist based in San Francisco, CA. Her areas of interest are accessible healthcare for people with disabilities, Medicaid policies, storytelling, and social media. She is the Founder and Project Coordinator for the Disability Visibility Project (DVP), a community partnership with StoryCorps and an online community dedicated to recording, amplifying, and sharing disability stories and culture.
Alicia Jay
Alicia Jay is a Co-Founder and the Managing Director of Make It Work, a campaign to bring about change on the economic security issues that impact women and working families. She is also the Principal of Rabble Up Coaching for emerging social change leaders, and brings a background in gender justice, philanthropy, and leadership development to all of her work. She proudly sits on the Advisory Board of the Third Wave Fund.
Alicia Johnson
Alicia Johnson is a Board Member of the New York Abortion Access Fund and National Organizer and Student Network Manager at Americans United for Separation of Church and State. She specializes in volunteer management, grassroots organizing, organizational development, policy advocacy, and youth leadership. She has managed campaigns; trained and built the capacity of youth and adult advocates and leaders; and helped pass city and state policies to help people and communities thrive.
Alison Ojanen-Goldsmith
Alison is an advocate, doula, and researcher whose work centers on herbal and home abortion, self-managed abortion, and peer-to-peer provision of abortion care and support through community networks. With over a decade of experience in reproductive health and justice research, direct service, and policy, she collaborates on creative projects that support and deepen our understanding of reproductive autonomy, abortion experiences, and safe abortion care.
Aliza (uh-LEE-zuh) Worthington
Aliza Worthington is a writer, editor, and activist. She tries not to be problematic white lady, does clinic defense, and moderates discussions in large groups on Facebook. She is a four-time BlogHer Voices of the Year award recipient (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017). You can find her writing on her blog, The Worthington Post, and at The Broad Side, Purple Clover, Kveller, and Salon.
Allie Cislo (She/Her or They/Them)
Allie Cislo works at Justice Now, where she raises funds to dismantle and abolish the prison-industrial complex in solidarity with people in CA women's prisons. A queer Jewish anti-occupation organizer, full-spectrum doula, and sex educator, Allie is passionate about bringing attention and energy to the intersection of reproductive justice and the many manifestations of incarceration worldwide.
Allison Glass
Allison Glass first got connected to reproductive freedom after the home birth of her son as a young, single woman. She now serves as the State Director of Healthy and Free Tennessee where she leads a statewide coalition in shaping policy and fighting for reproductive freedom and sexual health. She has the honor and the challenge of working with, educating, and mobilizing opposition to Tennessee's (very, very red) legislators who far too often work against the interests of women and families.
Allison Scott
Allison Scott is a graduate of the Adhikara Yoga School. They have studied yoga to deepen their own practice, build facilitation skills and knowledge, and strengthen community. Yoga has provided them with a space for grounding, reflection, and connectedness. Allison seeks to expand access to yoga, particularly in non-typical settings and reaching diverse communities. They currently teach for AmeriCorps members and youth workers, and participate in Queer & Trans yoga community.
Allison Scott
Allison Scott is a creative queer Bay Area babe who recently moved to the Pioneer Valley to explore all the wonderful art and activism! With consent and open communication as leading values, Allison works to build healthy relationships, support youth empowerment and grow and expand community. Creating safe and supportive spaces for people to express and explore themselves is Allison's passion.
Allyna Steinberg
Allyna Steinberg became active in promoting sexual health after losing her uncle to AIDS in the early 1990s. Currently at the NYC Health Department, she co-leads health campaigns with reproductive justice advocates and diverse centered communities, organizes internally for Race to Justice, and teaches mindfulness and movement as a certified Alexander Technique teacher (addressing the role the body plays in healing from stress and trauma).
Amanda Lewis
Amanda Lewis is a white queer paraeducator at Amherst Regional High School. She is a staff adviser for the Sexuality and Gender Alliance (SAGA) and the Community Youth Action Club.
Amanda Strauss
Amanda Strauss has spent the last two decades building community activism in North Dakota region and creating opportunities for growth using grass roots campaigns. Her work mainly focuses on Reproductive Health and Native American rights. She is based in Fargo, working as an Educator and Outreach Specialist with Planned Parenthood, a board member for North Dakota Human Rights Coalition and an organizer for Murdered and Missing Indigenous peoples task force. She is also a photographer and jewelry designer.
Amber Batts
Sex worker deemed sex trafficker from Alaska, where consensual sex workers organized together for safety and security is sex trafficking according to legislation. In 2014 I was charged for sex trafficking due to operating a progressive coalition business featuring sex workers. I was sentenced to 5.5 years and currently I am on discretionary parole.
Amelea Lowery
Amelea Lowery (she/her) is Black-American and Chinese, and strives to look through a Black queer feminist lens to make strides for reproductive and racial justice for all. Amelea is a Community Research Fellow and a volunteer doula.
Amy Arrington
Amy Arrington is a Boston native pursuing a career in nurse midwifery. She wants to be involved in work that shatters health disparities for people of color. Amy is a full spectrum doula who believes that all people experiencing abortion, birth, adoption or pregnancy loss should receive compassionate and informative care.
Amy Arrington (She/Her)
Amy Arrington is a medical assistant, doula, lactation counselor, aspiring midwife sailor, songwriter and movie nerd. She is Boston born and raised with time spent in Seattle and New Yok. She wants to do work that supports people of color in their reproductive experiences and that makes the world more sex positive.
Ana Vera
Andrea Calderon
Andrea Calderón is the Program Associate at Peace First. Here, she supports young people implementing peacemaking projects all over the world. Her life experience in her country of origin, El Salvador, and her academic training in International Relations and Peace Studies resulted in interest for conflict transformation. Andrea has also participated in border and immigration programs, youth conflict mediation, and gang prevention.
Andrea L. Alford
Andrea L. Alford is the former Director of Media Relations at FitzGibbon Media. Before joining FitzGibbon Media, Andrea was a media strategist at the ACLU where she worked on a variety of issues, including racial profiling, voting rights, and immigration. She also developed and implemented strategic communications plans to amplify and promote federal and state legislative initiatives for lobbyists and affiliates. Prior to the ACLU, she worked in the communications departments at the National Abortion Federation, NAACP, PowerPAC, and The U.S. House of Representatives. Based in D.C., Andrea grew up in Alexandria, Virginia and an American University alumna, where she received a degree in print journalism and history.
Andrea Ritchie
Andrea Ritchie is a Black lesbian attorney and organizer whose work has focused on profiling, policing and police violence, and criminalization of women and LGBTQ people of color over the past two and a half decades. She is a Senior Soros Justice Fellow, co-author of Say Her Name, A Roadmap for Change, Queer (In)Justice and Law Enforcement Violence Against Women and Transgender People of Color: An Organizer's Toolkit.
Andrea Schmid
Andrea Schmid is a lead organizer at the Pioneer Valley Workers Center, a grassroots organization that builds the collective power of workers and immigrants in Western Massachusetts and beyond. PVWC’s worker leaders develop and organize grassroots campaigns for food chain workers’ rights, including winning wage theft protections, stopping deportations, and building new worker cooperatives. Before attending Smith College, Andrea grew up in Honduras and Miami.
Angela M. Hardison
Angela Marie Hardison is an educator, birth-worker, healer and community organizer. She has worked within the public school system as well as part of community based organizations such as Sista II Sista and El Puente (New York) and Power U (Miami) as an educator and young women's group facilitator. She has travelled extensively as an advocate for women's rights in general, and reproductive/birth justice specifically. Angela has also written curriculum for and co-facilitated childbirth education classes as part of Southern Birth Justice Network (formerly Mobile Midwife)'s Circle of Mamas program for pregnant teens, in addition to working as a coordinator of SBJN / MM's Doula Support Program. She is currently board member and curriculum consultant for SBJN.
Angela Williams
Angela Williams (she/her/hers) is a queer community organizer and faith leader living in Austin, TX. She organizes faith communities for LGBTQ Equality and Reproductive Freedom with Texas Freedom Network. When she's not working, she enjoys listening to podcasts, exploring creation, and experiencing music.
Angie Marie Luna
I started my involvement with the reproductive justice movement with the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health and after that, connected with Advocates for Youth and participated in the I in 3 Campaign. Then, I became a storyteller at We Testify and have done different work such as lobbying, testifying and storytelling. I am currently doing a fellowship with Reproaction around CPCs and debunking the abortion pill reversal myth.
Angie Marie Luna
I am originally from Chicago, IL but have relocated to Cleveland, OH for graduate school. I am working on my masters of science in Medical Physiology at Case Western Reserve University. I hope to get accepted into medical school within the upcoming years.
Angy Rivera
Angy Rivera is a Colombian immigrant and the proud daughter of a single teen mom. She serves as the New York Field Coordinator at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health.
Anissa Hélie
Anissa Hélie teaches History at John Jay College, CUNY, New York. She is active in the fields of sexuality, wars and conflicts, and religious fundamentalisms (and the unfortunate intersection of the three). She grew up in Algiers, Algeria, and has been involved with various women’s organizations and transnational networks since the 1980s.
Ann Marie Benitez
Ann Marie serves as the Senior Director of Government Relations at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she is responsible for NLIRH’s government relations and policy advocacy work. She came to NLIRH with over a dozen years of experience in the policy and political arena. For over six years, she was the public policy director for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California, Inc. (PPAC) and Interim Vice President at the end of her tenure. Prior to moving to Sacramento, Ann Marie worked on Capitol Hill for over three years as a Legislative Aide for Congressman Bill Pascrell, Jr. https://www.latinainstitute.org/en/content/ann-marie-benitez
Anne Hendrixson
Anne Hendrixson is the Director of the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College.
Anne Hendrixson
Anne Hendrixson is the Director of PopDev, the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College.
Anne Hendrixson
Anne Hendrixson is the director of PopDev, the Population and Development Program at Hampshire College.
Anne Hendrixson
Anne Hendrixson is the Director of the Population and Development Program (PopDev) at Hampshire College.
Annie Krol
Annie Krol is a queer Jewish convert who grew up east of Cleveland, Ohio, and returned in 2014 to work as NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio's Northern organizer. Annie has served as a doula and advocate for the Buffalo refugee community and is also employed as a freelance political puppeteer, stilt artist, and street performer. She is extremely extroverted and works enthusiastically with hundreds of volunteers in five cities.
Anqa Khan
Anqa is a Kashmiri-American advocate, organizer, and educator based in New York City. They are a founding member of the Reconcavo Collective, where they teach sex ed to Muslim women and TGNC folks. Anqa also works on abortion access at Abortion AF and organizes with the South Asia Solidarity Initiative.
Arpita Appannagari
Arpita Appannagari is the Policy and Partnerships Manager at the National Institute for Reproductive Health. At NIRH, Arpita supports state and local advocates to create and pass proactive policies around reproductive rights and justice. Her background and work experience are primarily in community organizing, policy advocacy, and movement building.
Asasawemin Ikwe (Amanda Vivier)
Asasawemin Ikwe (ChokeCherry Woman) also known as Amanda Vivier is a mother of 4 and a grandmother. She is one of the co-founders and task force member's for the MMIW/P Human Trafficking Task Force in the F-M area. Her work in this area is grounded in community education and bringing awareness into the community through public outcry and a blanket exercise that brings participants in a hands-on teaching of the past 500 years of relationships between Indigenous and non-indigenous peoples to teach our counterparts a fast rundown on true history. She does this to bring understanding and relationship building. Asasawemin Ikwe also brings all those who have been heavily impacted by intergenerational and historical trauma to traditional ceremonies and gatherings she has a deep belief that revitalizing traditional knowledge and culture is a vital tool to to use with and for the epidemic of MMIW/P. Asasawemin Ikwe is the Spiritual Director and Minister for a small Native American Ministry by the name of The Way formally known as Native American Christian Ministry.
Ash Chan
Ash practices as an organizer, educator, designer, and maker dedicated to popular education, collective liberation & gender, sexuality and health equity. As a young, queer femme of color, Ash deeply believes in the power of storytelling, leadership development, relationships, and creativity as tools to cultivate efficacy, self-expression, healing, joy, wellness and community. In their free time, Ash enjoys cooking, drinking tea, spoiling their dog - Kujo, and is an anti-racist, yogi-in training with YogaRoots on Location.
Ash Chan (She/Her)
Ash Chan, a Pittsburgh transplant by way of the Bay Area, is a queer youth organizer dedicated to education justice, equity and holistic wellness. Through leadership development and the sharing of lived experiences, Ash aims to create brave, youth-centered spaces to educate, affirm, and empower young folx of color with the skills and resources to become leaders in their schools, communities, and lives. Ash aspires for a long-term career in public health at the intersections of reproductive justice, human rights & environmental sustainability
Ash Williams
Ash Williams is a trans non-binary femme from Fayetteville, NC. As a Black Lives Matter organizer, Ash has educated the NC community about state-sanctioned violence as it relates to trans and queer people of color. Since 2013, this work has included leading rapid response actions, building solidarity and coalitions across differences, developing press strategies, designing campaigns, educating and mobilizing people on social media, and training other organizers. Ash is a 2016 Human Rights Advocacy Fellow in Residence and Ignite NC Fellow (working against voter suppression), and won the Cyrus M. Johnson Award for Peace and Social Justice in 2014 and the Charlotte Pride Young Catalyst Award in 2016. They hold a master's in Ethics and Applied Philosophy and a bachelor's in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Ash is also a dancer, choreographer, and dance teacher.
Ashley Nicole McCray
Ashley is a proud Oglala Lakota (Bad Face Band), Sicangu Lakota, Northern Cheyenne, & Absentee Shawnee (Horse(Deer) Clan - Healer division) woman. She is a single mother of 3, a graduate student at the University of Oklahoma where she founded Indigenize OU, and a community organizer fighting for restorative justice for indigenous peoples through decolonization and reindigenization. She was recognized by the White House as a 2015 WHO Champion of Change for Young Women Empowering Communities for her efforts toward diversity & inclusion on campus, the recipient of the Norman Human Rights Commission's 2015 Norman Human Rights Award for her efforts in indigenous justice, and a CoreAlign Speaking Race to Power fellow.
Ashley Nicole McCray
Ashley Nicole McCray is a grassroots indigenous organizer from the Oglala Lakota Nation and Absentee Shawnee Tribe of Oklahoma. Ashley fights on behalf of indigenous liberation, racial justice, and the environment in Oklahoma and across Indian Country.
Ashley Williams
Aubrey Meneses
Aubrey Meneses is an accomplished and creative Latinx artist, photographer and coffee enthusiast. Born and raised in Mexico, she has devoted her time to school and her passion for fine arts. She is currently a junior in high school, concurrently enrolled at the Oklahoma City Community College pursuing a major in photography. She is an intersectional feminist and activist for the transgender community. She has been a member of Making Herstory since 2015. Her vision and main goal is to give back to the community and inspire others through her content.
Aurelis Troncoso (She/Her)
Aurelis Troncoso is an Afro-Dominican woman and a Bronx native whose studies at Hampshire College included Multicultural Education, Gender Studies, and African Diaspora Studies. Her capstone research explored the resistance of Black Cuban womxn in the Yoruba spiritual tradition, Lukumi. She currently resides in Holyoke and is an educator and advisor at LightHouse Holyoke.
Avital Norman Nathman
Avital Norman Nathman is an editor for GrokNation and a freelance writer who writes about everything from parenting to pot and pop culture. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, VICE, Cosmopolitan, Rolling Stone, and more. Find her tweeting at @TheMamafesto.
Avital Norman Nathman
Avital Norman Nathman is a freelance writer and editor of The Good Mother Myth. Her work has appeared in the NY Times, CNN, The Daily Dot, Cosmopolitan, The Establishment and more. She is also a co-founder of COFFEE.
Avital Norman Nathman
Avital Norman Nathman is a freelance writer and editor, working on everything from website copy to public health documents, weekly columns for Snoop Dogg, press releases, and a variety of print and online articles for outlets like The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, VOX, and many more. Currently, Avital is the Media Coordinator for the non-profit UnKoch My Campus.
Avital Norman Nathman (She/Her)
Avital Norman Nathman is the editor of The Good Mother Myth: Redefining Motherhood to Fit Reality, and a freelance writer who reports on everything from parenting to pop culture and pot. Her work has been featured in the New York Times, Cosmopolitan.com, Rolling Stone, The Establishment and more.
Bamby Salcedo
Bamby Salcedo is a nationally recognized transgender activist and figure. Bamby has started several projects and organizations like Angels of Change and The TransLatin@ Coalition. Bamby is a dynamic speaker and has spoken at several national conferences and multiple colleges. Bamby has been invited to speak at the White House three times to address the issues related to Trans Women of Color
Batul Hassan
Batul is currently a teaching/research assistant and Master’s in Public Health student at Columbia, where she is studying forced migration and public health. She is also serves as a delegate for her colleagues on the Graduate Workers of Columbia bargaining committee, which is currently negotiating its first contract with the university.
Beata Tsosie-Peña
Beata Tsosie-Peña is an educator and poet from Santa Clara Pueblo. The realities of living next to a nuclear weapons complex has called her into environmental health and justice work with the local non-profit organization, Tewa Women United. She believes in the practice and preservation of land-based knowledge, spirituality, language, seeds, and family. Her intentions are for healing, wellness and sustainability for future generations.
Bebe Leistyna
Bebe is a full time high school student and finds joy doing justice work. Bebe became interested in social justice due to the powerful work of the Movement for Black Lives and especially Black Lives Matter. Bebe is excited to work with other young people to create change and is looking forward to finding a way to to use art as protest.
Bella Vendetta
Bella Vendetta is a veteran of the adult industry, as an award winning performer and director of fetish films, a sex workers' rights advocate, and as a stripper and professional Dominatrix with over 15 years of training and experience.
Berlyann Rivera
I am a first-generation Latina Educational Opportunity Fund (EOF) student at Ramapo College of New Jersey. I major in Law and Society & minor in Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies. I serve as the Student Office Manager and a Queer Peer Services Coordinator within the Women's Center. I am an intersectional feminist who is passionate about women's rights, youth work, reproductive justice, and dismantling bi phobia/the stigma surrounding bisexuality.
Beth Vial
Beth Vial is a Storyteller with Youth Testify, a collaborative leadership program for young people who’ve had abortions created by Advocates for Youth’s 1 in 3 Campaign and the National Network of Abortion Funds’ We Testify program. Beth is also a board member for the Northwest Abortion Access Fund, an intern for the Oregon State Legislature, and a student living in Portland, Oregon.
Beth Vial
Beth Vial is an abortion storyteller and program coordinator for We Testify as well as a board member with the Northwest Abortion Access Fund based in Portland, OR.
Bethany Van Kampen
Bethany Van Kampen serves as the Policy Analyst at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she is responsible for the abortion access and affordability portfolio. Bethany leads the federal policy work and supports the needs of the Latina Advocacy Networks (LANs) on issues related to abortion access and affordability. Prior to joining NLIRH as Policy Analyst, Bethany was a Women’s Policy Inc. legislative fellow in the office of Senator Barbara Boxer. Bethany received her law degree and Master of Social Work from Tulane University where she co-founded and served as President of the Tulane Law Students for Reproductive Justice and was a member of the Law & Sexuality Journal and the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic. While in graduate school, Bethany also served as a board member of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, as well as a founding member of the Louisiana Coalition for Reproductive Freedom and the Louisiana Judicial Bypass Project. She received her BA in Psychology from Tufts University.
Bethany Van Kampen
Bethany Van Kampen serves as the Policy Analyst at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health where she is responsible for the abortion access and affordability portfolio. Prior to joining NLIRH, Bethany worked as a legislative fellow in the office of Senator Barbara Boxer (CA). She received her law degree and Master of Social Work from Tulane University where she co-founded and served as president of the Tulane Law Students for Reproductive Justice and was a member of the Tulane Domestic Violence Law Clinic. Prior to graduate school, Bethany served in the Peace Corps in Costa Rica.
Bhavik Kumar, MD, MPH
Bhavik currently works as an abortion provider in Texas and serves as the medical director for the four Whole Woman's Health clinics in Texas. He completed his residency and fellowship training at Albert Einstein COM in Bronx, NY and returned to his home state afterwards. He is public about his work with an aim to reduce abortion stigma and increase visibility of abortion providers.
Bianca Campbell
Bianca Campbell is the Movement Building Coordinator at the National Network of Abortion Funds, where we believe in funding abortion + building power. She writes with the Echoing Ida crew and is a board member of ARC-Southeast, a new reproductive fund and advocacy organization in Atlanta, GA. She's previously been an abortion counselor and labor doula. Connect with her @biancaacamp.
Bianca Campbell (She/Her and They/Them)
Bianca Campbell works with the National Network of Abortion Funds, prompting members to not only fund abortion, provide rides and lodging -- but also to build power that wins the hearts, minds and support of communities and shifts policy. Locally, she helps grow the Access Reproductive Care - Southeast as well!
Bianca I Laureano, MA, CSE
Bianca is an award-winning sexologist, curriculum writer, and educator. She is a foundress of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network (WOCSHN), the LatiNegrxs Project, and hosts LatinoSexuality.com. Bianca has published two curricula and provides workshops and trainings on justice for seasoned educators.
Bré Anne Campbell (She/Her)
Bré Anne Campbell is the Executive Director and Co-Founder of the Trans Sistas of Color Project – Detroit. She is a board member of Positive Women's Network USA, a 2015 Victory Fund Empowerment Fellow, a National Advisory Board member of Positively Trans and a member of the 2016 Brown Boi LGBT Executive Director Training Program. She is featured in the Greater Than AIDS "EMPOWERED: Trans Women & HIV" campaign. She also serves as an Executive Producer of a forthcoming documentary exploring the narratives of TWOC in Detroit.
Brenda Hernandez
Brenda Hernandez is a law school diversity professional and a feminist activist. She is a trained abortion doula through the Boston Doula Project, and she writes for her blog, BoricuaFeminist.com. She has a BA in Women’s Studies from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from Pace University School of Law. Connect with her @boricuafeminist.
Brenda Hernandez
Brenda Hernandez is a higher education diversity professional and reproductive justice activist. She is a member of the Boston Abortion Support Collective. She has developed yoga workshops for those who have experienced reproductive loss and infertility. She has a BA from Mount Holyoke College and a JD from Pace Law School.
Briana Perry (She/Her)
Briana Perry is a Black feminist born, raised, and currently situated in the South. Her work centers around Black feminism, reproductive justice, storytelling, and punitive disciplinary policies within schools. She is in community with the official Black Lives Matter Memphis Chapter, the Nashville Feminist Collective, and Healthy and Free Tennessee.
Brienne Colston
Brienne Colston is a Black queer feminist youth worker, facilitator, and community organizer hailing from the South Bronx. Colston is the founder of Brown Girl Recovery, a collective dedicated to prioritizing healing justice and providing community spaces to womxn of color in the Bronx and other uptown areas through social justice programming and events. A graduate of Lawrence University with degrees in Gender Studies and History, Colston found her passion in small town grassroots organizing and resistance work. In addition to working with BGR, Colston serves as a racial justice & political education facilitator for an array of small community-based organizations including the Audre Lorde Project, and directs their first-ever queer/trans/non-binary POC choir! She has facilitated healing justice-based workshops and community gatherings at institutions such as the United Nations, the Posse Foundation, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Black Women's Blueprint, and Spelman College. A self-described "fatBlackSUPERwomxn," Colston is eager to hold space for dope Black and Brown femmes everywhere!
Brienne Colston
Brienne Colston is a Black queer feminist youth worker, facilitator, and community organizer hailing from the South Bronx. Colston is the founder of Brown Girl Recovery, a collective dedicated to prioritizing healing justice and providing community spaces to womxn of color in the Bronx and other uptown areas through social justice programming and events. A graduate of Lawrence University with degrees in Gender Studies and History, Colston found her passion in small town grassroots organizing and resistance work. In addition to working with BGR, Colston serves as a racial justice & political education facilitator for an array of small community-based organizations including the Audre Lorde Project, and directs their first-ever queer/trans/non-binary POC choir! She has facilitated healing justice-based workshops and community gatherings at institutions such as the United Nations, the Posse Foundation, Sadie Nash Leadership Project, Black Women's Blueprint, and Spelman College. A self-described "fatBlackSUPERwomxn," Colston is eager to hold space for dope Black and Brown femmes everywhere!
Brittany Brathwaite
Brittany Brathwaite is a feminist youth worker, reproductive justice activist, black girl genius from Brooklyn, NY. She is currently a fellow at Rock the Vote and a social justice educator at the Sadie Nash Leadership Project.
Brittany Brathwaite
Brittany Brathwaite is a reproductive justice activist, youth worker and scholar with a deep-seated commitment. Currently, she is co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer at KIMBRITIVE, an organization for sex education and training that centers and celebrates Black and Brown women and girls. Brittany holds a B.A. in Women’s and Gender Studies from Syracuse University, and a Master of Public Health and Master of Social Work from Columbia University.
Brittany Brathwaite (She/Her)
Brittany Brathwaite is a reproductive justice activist, youth worker and community accountable scholar with a deep-seated commitment to supporting the leadership, organizing, and healing of girls of color. Brittany holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Women’s and Gender Studies and Sociology from Syracuse University and a Master of Public Health and a Master of Social Work from Columbia University. When she’s not attempting to save the world, you can catch her in Brooklyn curating The Homegirl Box and making outfits for her social justice fashion blog, Movement Fly.
Caitlin Cullen
Caitlin is a recent graduate of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, with a degree in Genetic Counseling and a minor in Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies. She is a passionate advocate for reproductive and racial justice, and hopes to eventually become a doula, a prenatal Genetic Counselor, and an abortion provider to offer accessible and inclusive reproductive health care for all. She is a radical lesbian, artist, and activist from Massachusetts.
Caitlin Hays Gaffin (She/Her)
Caitlin Hays Gaffin is representing WV FREE, a reproductive health, rights, and justice organization based in southern West Virginia.
Candace Bond-Theriault
Candace Bond-Theriault is the Senior Policy Counsel for Reproductive Rights, Health and Justice, and the Democracy Project Director at the National LGBTQ Task Force. She works through a black queer feminist lens to create change and shift culture towards intersectional liberation through increasing abortion access, contraceptive equity and ensuring religious exemptions don’t override civil rights protections. Candace received her LL.M. degree in gender and legislation from the American University Washington College of Law, her J.D. from North Carolina Central University School of Law, and her B.A. in Human Rights with a focus on race, gender, and sexuality from the College of William and Mary. She is a yoga teacher, writer, lawyer makeup enthusiast, and aspiring optimist. Her writing has appeared in SELF magazine, Blavity, Rewire, Ms. Magazine, the Advocate, the Grio, Medium, and the Huffington Post. She lives in Northern Virginia, with her partner and the cutest yorkie you’ve ever seen.
Cara Page
Cara Page is a Black queer feminist cultural worker & organizer. She is the current Executive Director of the Audre Lorde Project, an Organizing Center in NYC for Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Two Spirit, Trans & Gender Non-Conforming People of Color. For the past 20+ years she has worked within the LGBTSTGNQ liberation movement, and the reproductive, racial and economic justice movements.
Carmela Zuniga
Carmela is a Project Manager at Ibis Reproductive Health working on the Free the Pill project to make birth control pills available over-the-counter. She has also conducted research on increasing access to contraceptives through telemedicine and pharmacist-prescribing services. In addition to projects on contraception, she also works on projects documenting the impact of policies that restrict access to abortion care in the United States.
Carmen Antonetty
Carmen Antonetty is a full spectrum Birth Justice Doula. Her work is grounded in dismantling white supremacy through reclaiming ancestral practices and grassroots organizing. She is unapologetically Black and she believes that when your support black mothers you help raise up a nation.
Carol Mason
Carol Mason is professor of gender studies at University of Kentucky and author of several books on the rise of the right, including Killing for Life: The Apocalyptic Narrative of Pro-life Politics.
Carol McMurrich
Carol McMurrich is the director of Empty Arms Bereavement Support, which has supported families experiencing all types of perinatal loss for 12 years. Empty Arms has always been passionate about supporting families who have made the devastating choice to terminate pregnancies due to poor prenatal diagnosis, and we are honored to be at CLPP to share our families' experiences with you.
Carter Klenk-Morse, Saoirse and Rowan
Carter Klenk-Morse is queer, anarchist mother and radical unschooler living with her partner and children, Rowan (8) and Saoirse (6), in rural Vermont. She is a facilitator, organizer, and trainer with two decades of experience. Carter is a former board member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, YouthAction, the Third Wave Foundation, and the Colorado Coalition Against Domestic Violence.
Catherine Hodes
Catherine Hodes was previously the director of survivor supports at Hampshire College and is now the community program director at Safe Passage, providing advocacy and support for survivors of intimate partner violence.
Catherine Hodes
Catherine (Ryn) Hodes relocated to western Massachusetts after 25 years as an advocate with domestic violence and sexual assault survivors in New York City, where she was the director of the Safe Homes Project. In addition to her work at Hampshire as the director of Survivor Supports, Ryn teaches at the Smith and New York University schools of social work.
Catherine Labiran
Catherine Labiran is the Gender Justice Program Coordinator at the Black Alliance for Just Immigration where she focuses on research, advocacy and policy. As a Nigerian woman who was born in New York and raised in London, Catherine believes that global Black solidarity is essential in the fight for our liberation. Catherine represents BAJI on national committees that focus on prison abolition, the HIV epidemic, access to healthcare, and more.
Cecilia M. Gentili (She/Her)
Originally from Argentina, Cecilia Gentili started working as an intern at the LGBT Center where she found her passion for advocacy and services and after that she ran the Transgender Health Program at Apicha CHC from 2012 to 2016. She currently serves as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at GMHC. She was a contributor to Trans Bodies Trans Selves and is a collaborator with Translatina Network.
Cecilia Maria Gentili
Ms. Gentili currently serves as the Director of Policy and Public Affairs at GMHC, the world’s first and leading provider of HIV/AIDS prevention, care and advocacy. Originally from Argentina, Ms. Gentili started working as an intern at the LGBT Center in New York City, where she found her passion for advocacy and services. She went on to run the Transgender Health Program at Apicha CHC from 2012 to 2016. She is also a contributor to Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community, and is a collaborator with Translatina Network.
Cecilia Sáenz Becerra
Cecilia is a bilingual immigrant, queer, Chicana, y desmadrosa! She has grassroots, community organizing, coalition building and management experience on various issues and campaigns, including labor rights, education, economic justice and immigration justice. Raised in PHX she now lives in ATL, providing support, strategy and technical assistance to front-line advocates and grassroots organizers across the country who exist along a varied spectrum of reproductive rights and reproductive justice politics.
Charity O'Connor
Charity found her passion for survivor support and violence prevention work during her first year of college, and now almost 8 years later, continues to dedicate her professional (and much of her personal) life to this work. She is a committed facilitator, focusing on consent, healthy relationships, and bystander intervention, through the lens of intersectional culture change. She loves to day-dream about what a better world could look like as far as the community responses to both experiencing and perpetuating harm.
Charmaine Lang
Charmaine spends her time Chicago style steppin’ in Milwaukee, daydreaming about what it would be like to have an Ooloi in her life and writing her dissertation. She is a fellow of Echoing Ida where she explores the intersections of class, wellness, and pleasure amongst Black women, and connects it to the long tradition of Black women’s activism.
Che Johnson-Long
Che J. Long is a Queer Black Femme, community organizer, and trained herbalist who hails from Los Angeles. She is currently the Program Director of Georgia Womens Action for New Directions developing Black Rural strategies for challenging the Nuclear Industry.
Cherilyn Strader
Cherilyn is a full time student and full time activist whose interest in social and political activism peaked during the 2016 election when people’s rights and safety came under threat. She currently works as an intern at Represent.Us and as the co-chair of her school's chapter of the Massachusetts High School Democrats. She aims to empower high schoolers' voices and hopes to continue advocating for youth and other underrepresented voices in her lifetime.
Cherisse Scott
Cherisse Scott is the founder and CEO of SisterReach, Tennessee’s only reproductive justice organization. Under Ms. Scott’s leadership, SisterReach has released a 2015 report on the need for comprehensive sex ed for southern youth of color, rolled out their ProWoman Billboard campaign and presented to the United Nations Working Group on the Issue of Discrimination against Women in Law and Practice (UNWGDAW) on the impact of the fetal assault law on TN women.
Chiara Forrester
Chiara is a senior at Hampshire College where she studies the ecology of plant-fungal symbioses as well as how Participatory Action Research could be used to make Citizen Science research projects more meaningful and empowering. She was part of the CLPP student group for two years, serving as a Childcare Co-Chair last year.
China Martens (She/Her)
China Martens is a Baltimore writer and single mother of a 29-year-old. She is the author of “The Future Generation: The Zine-Book for Subculture Parents, Kids, Friends and Others” and the co-editor of "Don't Leave Your Friends Behind: Concrete Ways To Support Families In Social Justice Movements & Communities" and "Revolutionary Mothering: Love On The Front Lines."
Christa Douaihy, Esq.
Christa Douaihy, Esq is a supervising attorney in the Civil Action Practice and leader of one of the interdisciplinary teams at The Bronx Defenders. She provides advocacy and direct representation to Bronx residents who are fighting life-altering civil consequences of police contact and court involvement.
Christina Marie Martinez
Christina Marie Martinez is an Early Childhood Educator and co-founder of noteenshame.org. She resides in Sacramento, CA.
Christina Martinez
Christina Martinez is an early childhood educator and community correspondent for Sacramento Voices, a project of the Maynard Institute for Journalism. In her work and writing, Christina is dedicated to elevating the stories of young parents & their children.
Christina Martinez (She/Her)
Christina Martinez is an early childhood educator with the Sacramento City Unified School District & a co-founder of #noteenshame. Through her work she advocates for families & youth in the culturally & linguistically diverse communities of California’s capital.
Christina Tesoro (She/Her)
Christina Tesoro is a sex educator and writer from Queens, NY. She works with youth at Mount Sinai's Adolescent Health Center, focusing on sexual violence awareness and prevention, healthy sexuality and relationships, and strives to provide comprehensive sex ed particularly for QTPOC youth.
Christy Hall
Christy Hall is a Radical Full Spectrum Doula in Portland, Oregon. She has been practicing for 19 years attending births, and abortions, providing support to pregnant people through their experiences regardless of outcome. In addition to private practice, she works as a doula in an innovative program called Project Nurture, which provides comprehensive services for pregnant people who are struggling with opiate addiction. She also runs a small apprenticeship program.
Cierra Burks
Claire Herrmann
Claire Herrmann is a third year student at Hampshire College studying reproductive health with a focus on public policy and access. She has been working with the CLPP student group to help run the childcare program during the conference since her first year at Hampshire.
Clare Overlander
Cole Parke
Cole Parke is the LGBTQ & Gender Justice Researcher at Political Research Associates, a social justice think tank based in Boston. Their research and activism focuses on exposing and challenging right-wing propagators of U.S. culture wars both here and abroad through the Know Your Neighbors campaign (www.kynship.org).
Cole Parke
Cole Parke has degrees in theology and conflict transformation, and has been working at the intersections of faith, gender, and sexuality as an activist, organizer, and scholar for more than a decade. Their research and writing examines the infrastructure, mechanisms, strategies, and effects of the Religious Right on LGBTQ people and reproductive rights, both domestically and internationally, always with an eye toward collective liberation.
Cole Parke (They/Them)
Cole Parke is the LGBTQ & Gender Justice Researcher at Political Research Associates, a social justice think tank based in Boston. PRA is dedicated to supporting organizers and activists on the Left with info and analysis about right-wing opposition to our collective struggle(s) for liberation.
Constance C. Luo
Constance organizes with immigrant families and youth to build power for at-risk communities, including undocumented people. Her members are leaders who fight for racial, gender and language justice. Constance is a proud member of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF) & alumni of the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center and Chicago Votes.
Cora Fernandez Anderson
Cora Fernandez Anderson is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Latin American Politics at Hampshire College. Her research focuses on human rights and women's movements in Latin America. She is currently researching the campaigns to decriminalize abortion in the Southern Cone countries.
Cora Fernandez Anderson
Cora Fernandez Anderson is an Assistant Professor in Comparative Politics at Mount Holyoke College. Her research focuses on women's movements in Latin America and the impact they have in shaping public policy. She is currently working on a book about the campaigns to decriminalize abortion in Argentina, Chile, and Uruguay.
corinthia caldera fraire
I am a senior at UTEP, I'm a Health Promotion major with a minor in Community. After graduation I would like to continue on and be a certified sexual health educator and enroll in a AASECT program.
cortez wright
Cortez Wright is a Black Southern Non Binary Queer Femme feminist, digital organizer, writer, and communications professional with over 5 years of experience working at the intersection of racial justice, queer & trans liberation, and reproductive justice in Georgia and the South. Currently, they are the Digital Communications and Development Coordinator at SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW, where they lead SPARK's digital engagement, social media presence, and communications strategy.
Courtney Chambers, MPH
Courtney Chambers, MPH is the Texas Advocacy Director for Whole Woman's Health Alliance, an abortion provider and advocacy organization. Courtney has over 15 years of experience working in sexual and reproductive health care, education, and advocacy. She is committed to eradicating the stigma associated with accessing sexual and reproductive health care, especially the stigma associated with accessing abortion care.
Coya White Hat-Artichoker
Coya White Hat-Artichoker
Coya was born and raised on the Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota; she is a proud enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe. Coya has been doing activist work in various communities and movements since the age of 15
Coya White Hat-Artichoker (She/Her)
Coya is a wandering rogue activist who lives in the Midwest. She's involved in several movements and enjoys planning the resistance with her cat EmJay.
Cristina Quintanilla
Crystal M. Hayes (She/Her)
Crystal Hayes is a troublemaker who refuses to be silent in the face of oppression. She can be reached via Twitter @motherjustice. She's also working on her doctorate in social work. Her research focuses on the birthing experiences of incarcerated women as a feminist and human rights issue.
Crystal M. Hayes, MSW
Crystal M. Hayes, MSW is a doctoral student (ABD) at the School for Social Work at the University of Connecticut. She is a writer, teacher, and public speaker who believes reproductive justice theory (RJ) is a powerful progressive anti-racist tool for social change. Crystal believes that good theory does more than just tell us something about the world, but that it challenges power. Crystal believes RJ has the power to change the world because it challenges power and privilege through centering the experiences of the most marginalized.
Cyntia Domenzain
Cyntia Domenzain is a queer brown femme born in Mexico. She migrated from Mexico City to be reunited with her parents. Cyntia has been involved in the movement since 2012 with Trans Queer Pueblo.
Dan Chan
Dan Chan (they/them/theirs) is a queer nurse originally from the Philippines but living happily in New Orleans. They are a proud member of the Reproductive Justice Collective Action Collective (ReJAC) and helped launch Plan B NOLA, an emergency contraception hotline :)
Dana Asbury
Dana Asbury has family in many places. She lives in Memphis, TN with her partner, puppies, cat, and amongst a beautiful community of freedom fighters.
Dania Rajendra
Dania Rajendra has worked in most corners of the efforts for social change in the US -- in the arts, in philanthropy, for unions and alt-labor organizations, and in academia. A former chair of the board of Political Research Associates, Dania now sits on the board of Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and on the Advisory Council of the Food Chain Workers Alliance, among others.
Danielle Gilmore
Danielle Gilmore is a speaker, facilitator and wellness activist. Her commitment to wellness has allowed her to travel across the US, Canada, and England promoting mindfulness and holistic health. Her desire to change the patterns that have plagued her own lineage are what fuel her commitment to doing the work.
Danny Boucher (She/Her)
Danny Lee Boucher is a fat, white, femme, queer, 35-year-old, non-indigenous Texan recently relocated to Carrboro, NC with her partner and two kids. She is currently a stay-at-home-mom trying to figure out how to handle two toddlers with extreme parenting-related sleep deprivation. Danny is also an artist, fat activist, a home chef, and rabble rouser.
Daphne Chang
Daphne Chang cares deeply about social justice that is intersectional and inclusive of all identities and life experiences. She organized for Mount Holyoke's Divestment from Fossil Fuels campaign and has been involved in environmental justice activism. She is developing her politics by educating herself on gender, racial, disability, sexuality, economic, reproductive, and immigrant justice.
Deana Ayers
Deana Ayers is a student organizer at the University of North Texas. They serve as the SGA Vice President as well as an executive member of ROSE. Deana is pursing a social work degree with a minor in political science, and they will be graduating in May 2020.
Deborah Ortiz
Deborah Ortiz is a legal assistant in a small personal injury firm in Los Angeles. She is also one of the co-chairs for the Los Angeles Chapter for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice, a member of Planned Parenthood Young Professionals in Los Angeles, and mentor for a community-based nonprofit photography organization for young women called Las Fotos Project.
Dee Srivastava
Dee is the Policy Manager at Planned Parenthood. In addition to her work on the Policy Team, Dee serves as a race equity coach and as co-chair of PP’s Asian/Pacific Islander Employee Resource Group. Dee is also on the board of the DC Abortion Fund, a large abortion fund serving patients in DC, Maryland, and Virginia who cannot afford the cost of their abortion care.
Delmar Bauta
Delmar is a queer, transgender, disabled, latinx of mixed race birthworker in South Florida. Combining their passions for social justice and holistic health, midwifery was the perfect fit when Delmar literally and serendipitously stumbled upon it 19 years ago. Since then, they have been involved in various projects, including reproductive rights advocacy, advancing access and equity in midwifery, and training and mentoring new doulas. Currently, Delmar works to promote health equity and autonomy as a staff member at Southern Birth Justice Network and a full-time doula at Spiral Harbor.
Desireé Caro
I am a queer Puerto Rican educator from The Bronx with over 15 years experience in youth development and wellness education. My background is in social work and sexual violence prevention, with expertise in gender, sexuality, media literacy, and reproductive justice.
Desiree Luckey
Desireé S. Luckey (she/her) is a Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, focusing on issues of health equity. Outside of work, Desireé serves on several boards and commission, reads voraciously, bakes, cooks, and eats with joy, and is Co-Founder and Principal of The ACD Strategy Group, a progressive political consulting firm.
Deva Cats-Baril
Deva Cats-Baril is an Arab, Jewish American activist focused on abortion access and racial justice in the southern U.S. Deva has her Masters in Public Health, and works on the decolonization of science and social movements. She is based out of Miami, Florida, but organizes across borders. Deva co-created and moderates #DecolonizeMENA, advocating for the decolonization of social thinking regarding the MENA.
Diali Avila
Diali Avila is originally from Mexico and migrated with her family when she was 11 years old. She started organizing when she was 17 and took it full-time when she joined a campaign to enroll Latinx communities to the ACA. She has joined various campaigns since then around reproductive health care access and immigration justice advocating for better child care policies.
Dionne Bensonsmith
Dionne is a gender and public policy professor, an advocate, and mother of four who works at the intersections of reproductive justice, disability rights, and mental health justice. She is the co-founder of Mothers on the Frontline, a non-profit that focuses on mental health justice and the promotion of children’s mental health advocacy and caregiver healing.
Dora Mejia
Teodora Mejia Gaspar is a Mexican woman who has lived in Phoenix for 8 years. She is a grandmother and immigrant whose daughters receive DACA, a woman of faith, an activist, and program coordinator for Familias developing support, leadership, and family acceptance. She volunteers at AZ-QUIP/Arcoiris Liberation Team working for health of our communities.
Dori Midnight (She/Her)
Dori Midnight practices community-based intuitive healing that weaves together plant and stone medicine, ancestral and queer magic, and anti-oppression work. Drawing on traditions from her mixed ancestry (Sephardi/Ashkenazi/Roma) and her training as a clinical herbalist and interfaith minister, Dori's work is grounded in self-determinism and collective liberation and is inspired/supported by the works/magics of disability and healing justice and Jewish earth-based practices.
Dorian Taylor
Dorian Taylor is a gender nonbinary adaptive athlete for the U.S. paracanoe team. Paralyzed through police violence, autistic and living with lupus, they have survived homelessness, childhood institutionalization, and many other systemic forms of abuse. They now use those life experiences to continue to grow and shape the world around them in hopes to create social change.
Dr. Krystal Redman
Dr. Krystal Redman brings over 10 years of experience in managing low-income and women focused public health access and community-based youth development programs. Previously, Dr. Redman served as the Senior Project Director, Maternal and Child Health, at the Georgia Department of Public Health, where she worked on creating greater healthcare access for women throughout the state of Georgia. Dr. Redman received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology from University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Health Administration from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and her Doctorates of Public Health from Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, California.
Dr. Krystal Redman (She/Her)
Dr. Redman brings over 12 years of experience in managing low-income and women focused public health access and community-based youth development programs. Prior to her current tenure as Executive Director of SPARK Reproductive Justice Now, Dr. Redman served as the Senior Project Director of Maternal and Child Health, at the Georgia Department of Public Health, where she worked on creating greater healthcare access for women throughout the state of Georgia. Dr. Redman received her Bachelors of Science in Sociology from The University of California, Riverside and a Masters of Health Administration from The University of Southern California, Los Angeles. She received her Doctorates of Public Health from Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California.
Dr. Madeline L. Peters
Dr. Peters has worked in higher education for the past 42 years, in the field of disability studies. She is the editor of the Ableism sections in the Books Reading for Diversity and Social Justice and a contributor in Teaching for Diversity and Social Justice. An accommodation expert, advocate and social justice educator. Dr. Peters won a national lawsuit for people with disabilities in creating equal access.
Dusti Gurule
As the founding Executive Director of the Latina Initiative from 2004 to 2010, she built the organization to a nationally recognized civic engagement and political leadership entity, visioning and launching programs like Colorado Latina/o Advocacy Day and Latinas Increasing Political Strength (LIPS). Dusti has received numerous awards and accolades for her leadership in civic engagement and community building. In 2003, Dusti was COLOR's first paid staff member and returned 15 years later and currently serves as Executive Director for COLOR and COLOR Action Fund.
Ehidebamen Anthonia Uadiale
Ehidebamen moved to Atlanta to pursue a degree at Spelman College and soon fell in love with the radical world around her. Through her organizing family, community, and Unite for Reproductive and Gender Equity chapter, Deba fell into the world of reproductive justice and the ways in which reproductive injustice impacts daily life. Deba currently works at ARC-Southeast providing radical love and funding abortion!
Elaina Ramsey
Elaina serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. A former fundamentalist evangelical, Elaina practices compassionate care as a pro-faith, pro-family, pro-choice Christian. In 2019, she was recognized as a Coolidge Scholar by Auburn Theological Seminary for her work in religion and reproductive justice. She holds master's degrees in both Theological Studies and International Peace & Conflict Resolution.
Elaina Ramsey
Elaina serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. With a decade of campaign, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and communications experience at the intersections of faith and politics, Elaina has worked for various nonprofits and campaigns, including Sojourners, Women’s Action for New Directions, and Obama for America. She holds master's degrees in both Theological Studies and International Peace & Conflict Resolution.
Elaina Ramsey
Elaina serves as the Executive Director of the Ohio Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. With a decade of campaign, advocacy, grassroots organizing, and communications experience at the intersections of faith and politics, Elaina has worked for various nonprofits and campaigns, including Sojourners, Women’s Action for New Directions, and Obama for America. She holds master's degrees in both Theological Studies and International Peace & Conflict Resolution.
Elisabeth Lamar
Elisabeth Lamar has advocated for safe and legal abortion since the age of 14. Her very first job was as a peer educator for Planned Parenthood where she helped organize a teen conference. Elisabeth holds a degree in Womxn's Studies and has served as a Sierra Club volunteer for the past five years.
Elisabeth Lamar (She/Her)
Elisabeth Lamar is a volunteer with the Sierra Club, The Climate Reality Project, and the ACLU. She advocates for reproductive, gender and climate justice.
Elisha Nain
Elisha Nain is a writer, producer, and singer living in Savannah, GA. She believes her multi-ethnic family, musical-loving Grandma Susan, and a near-death experience in Paris drove her to write. Nain is currently writing a narrative entitled, "How to be a Jewish Afro-Latina from Virginia."
Elizabeth Caretti Ramírez
Elizabeth Caretti Ramírez, Hampshire class of F'87 is a Spanish teacher at a local public high school. During her time at Hampshire, she was involved in both anti-racism and environmental work. She left environmental activism in the early 90s to focus exclusively on anti-racism and anti-poverty campaigns until she went to Standing Rock in 2016. She spent most of her time there at the Two-Spirit camp and clearly saw the intersections of race, environment, gender, class and sexuality. Since returning from Standing Rock she has dedicated herself to environmental justice and has been involved in organizing and participating in non-violent direct action at Otis State Forest in MA and now in Holyoke, MA, where she lives, fighting the Columbia Gas "reliability" project. Elizabeth is a member of Neighbor to Neighbor in Holyoke and the Sugar Shack Alliance (SSA), which is based in Northampton. Neighbor to Neighbor is a multiracial, working-class-focused group that is the lead organization fighting the proposed "natural" gas pipeline, slated to run from Agawam to Holyoke. SSA is a majority-white environmental organization that fights new fossil fuel infrastructure projects in Western Massachusetts. Elizabeth has been part of a group that has challenged SSA to move from being an environmental organization to being an environmental justice organization.
Elizabeth Maria
Elizabeth Maria is a Youth Testify storyteller with National Network of Abortion Funds. She is a first generation xicana from The Bay with interests in reproductive justice, education, youth power, food, pleasure, art, podcasts, and more!
Ellen E. Foley (She/Her)
Ellen Foley is trained as a medical anthropologist and works on reproductive justice and sexual and reproductive health in Senegal.
Eman Abdelfadeel
Eman is an Afro-Arab Muslim woman committed to antiracist organizing. She is an alumna of Georgetown University, where she was involved in Students for Justice in Palestine and cofounded a divestment campaign to cease the University's complicity in state violence by divesting their endowment of companies involved with the private prison industry and companies enacting human rights abuses in Occupied Palestine. In her free time, Eman enjoys subtweeting the President of the United States on her locked Twitter account with 70 followers.
Emily Quinn
Emily R. Champlin (She/Her)
Emily R. Champlin is a lifelong feminist and social justice advocate. After receiving her BA in Feminist Studies, she worked as a domestic violence advocate focusing on LGBTQ survivors. Throughout law school, she was avidly involved in studying and promoting reproductive justice. As a Fellow, her work focuses on the intersecting barriers of racism, limited English proficiency, immigration status, and cultural competency in accessing comprehensive health care.
Emily Spangler
Emily Spangler is a student activist in rural Illinois. She is passionate about mental health awareness, reproductive health, the LGBT+ community, and other social justice issues.
Emma Cohen Westbrooke (She/Her)
Emma Cohen Westbrooke works as a sexuality educator for Planned Parenthood of the Southern Finger Lakes in Ithaca, NY providing justice-oriented sexuality education for rural middle and high school aged folks. Her energy goes towards uplifting and celebrating LGBTQ youth and being a white co-conspirator for racial justice work in her community.
Emma O'Brien
Emma O'Brien was drawn to work as a full-spectrum doula and herbalist after her own experiences with chronic illness and our dehumanizing medical system. She has been involved with the Boston Doula Project since it's founding in January 2014. Emma loves being queer, spinning wool, mullein growing out of vertical stone walls, and the work folks are doing to make the world a better place.
Emma Schubert
Emma Schubert is a junior at Smith college studying Sociology and Urban Studies, with a strong interest in urban planning and social science research. As an intern for the Abortion Care Network, she has gathered and analyzed data for the Community Needs Clinics report, the first-ever published report on Independent Abortion Care Providers.
Emmett DuPont
Emmett DuPont (they/them) is a final semester Hampshire College student, studying public engagement in public health. Emmett's work at Hampshire has ranged from transgender birth and parenthood, to teaching high schoolers about the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, to conference workshops on a variety of public health and harm reduction topics. Emmett is excited to open the next chapter of their life.
Emmett DuPont (They/Them)
Emmett DuPont (they/them) is an undergraduate at Hampshire College and lifelong unschooler. Emmett's previous work includes interning at CLPP as well as with local sex educator Yana Tallon-Hicks. They also work closely with COLAGE, the nation's largest organization for queerspawn (children of LGBTQ+ parents), where they facilitate programming teaching queerspawn about everything from self-expression to trans identities.
Erika Derkas (She/Her or They/Them)
Erika Derkas has a long history of activism/academics focusing on race and gender justice, particularly examining national and international population control targeting poor women, indigenous women and women of color. Her current scholarship investigates reproductive justice in Occupied Palestine. She is a longtime ally member of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective and a member of the Southwest Institute for Research on Women.
Erika Galindo
Erika Galindo is the Organizing Program Manager at Lilith Fund. Galindo is originally from the Rio Grande Valley, where she organized around labor, immigration and defending queer and trans rights during the 85th Texas legislative session. Based in Austin, she works with fund clients and local communities to build grassroots power and skills to defend and advance access to abortion for all Texans.
Erin Bourgault
Erin Bourgault is an abortion doula, birth doula, mindfulness practitioner and feminist activist. She believes in compassion, radical empathy and self-care. She has been a case manager at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center for over four years and also supervises the AmeriCorps Care Navigation program at EBNHC. Erin has a BA from Bates College in Women and Gender Studies and Environmental Studies.
Erin Grant
Erin Matson
Erin Matson is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a new group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. An organizer and writer, Erin lives in Virginia and has a young daughter.
Erin Matson
Erin Matson is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a direct action group formed to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. She lives in Arlington, Virginia.
Erin Matson (She/Her)
Erin Matson is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a direct action group formed to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. She lives in Arlington, Va. She is a proud mom.
Eshani Dixit
Eshani Dixit is a senior at Rutgers University studying Political Science, Economics, and Women's and Gender Studies. She has served as a member of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council for the past four years and has been involved in reproductive health, rights, and justice advocacy for the past five.
Fallon J. Speaker, Esq.
Fallon is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and the Director of The Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic at The University of Richmond School of Law where she provides holistic legal defense to parents involved in child welfare proceedings. She is active in community organizing, coalition building, and creating legislation to reform the child welfare system and state central registry.
Farah Diaz-Tello
Farah is a human rights attorney dedicated to the pursuit of reproductive justice, with a focus on dignity, self-determination, and freedom from violence and coercion in pregnancy and the full spectrum of pregnancy outcomes. She is Senior Counsel for the SIA Legal Team, and serves on the Board of All-Options.
Farah Diaz-Tello
Farah Diaz-Tello, JD, is a Senior Staff Attorney at National Advocates for Pregnant Women (NAPW). Her work focuses on the rights to medical decision-making and birthing with dignity, and on using the international human rights framework to protect the humanity of pregnant women regardless of their circumstances. A proud Texan, she is an alumna of UT Austin & the CUNY Law School.
Farah Diaz-Tello (She/Her)
Farah Diaz-Tello is Senior Counsel for the SIA Legal Team, where she wields law and policy tools to ensure that people can end their pregnancies with dignity without fear of arrest. Her career as a lawyer has been dedicated to the service of Reproductive Justice and Birth Justice. She’s a proud Texpat and mother of boys who love CLPP and justice.
Fish Stark
I'm the Youth Activation Manager at Peace First, a global nonprofit that supports youth activists around the world. Founded BELONG, which organizes students to create inclusive school climates from the ground up, after facing gender-based bullying as a kid. Board member, International Bullying Prevention Association. Live in Central Appalachia and enjoy cooking, stand-up comedy, & supporting local youth organizing efforts in my spare time.
Frederick Clarkson
Frederick Clarkson is Senior Fellow for Religious Liberty at Political Research Associates in Somerville, MA. He is an author and journalist who has been researching and writing about the religious and political Right since the Reagan administration. He is the author, most recently, of a report titled: When Exemption is the Rule: The Religious Freedom Strategy of The Christian Right.
Frederick Clarkson
Frederick Clarkson has been writing about politics and religion for almost 40 years. He is the author of Eternal Hostility: The Struggle Between Theocracy and Democracy and editor of Dispatches from the Religious Left: The Future of Faith and Politics in America. He broke the story about Project Blitz, a Christian Right state legislative campaign with long range theocratic intentions.
Frederick Clarkson (He/Him)
Frederick Clarkson is Senior Fellow at Political Research Associates. He is surprised that he has been researching and writing about the Religious and Political Right for about 3 decades.
Gabby Weiss
Gabby Weiss is a field organizer for NARAL Pro-Choice America, where she is passionate about knocking on doors and surprising folks with conversations about abortion and reproductive freedom. She loves chihuahuas, New Mexican food and long conversations about race and gender representation in pop culture.
Gabrielle (GG) deFiebre
Gabrielle (GG) deFiebre works as a Research Associate at the Reproductive Health Access Project where she manages research studies about abortion, contraception, and miscarriage care. GG is also pursuing a Doctor of Public Health degree at the CUNY Graduate Center.
Gabrielle Pagliocca
Gabrielle Pagliocca, a freshman in college, majoring in biology. Also a proud bisexual, Mexican American woman who believes in women's autonomous rights and fights to uplift the youth and our voices.
Gaby Garcia-Vera
Gaby Garcia-Vera is the States Program Manager at Catholics for Choice (CFC), where he coordinates CFC’s strategic engagement at the state and local level by working with prochoice Catholic policymakers and state partners. Gaby has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of organizing experience forging and sustaining coalitions, mobilizing grassroots activists and engaging state policymakers. In 2016 he co-founded the Coquí Language Collective, a Florida based collective working to promote social justice throughout Florida and the country through interpretation and translation service.
Glenn H. Northern (He/Him)
Glenn Northern, domestic program senior associate at Catholics for Choice, builds strategic relationships with prochoice Catholics, policymakers, reproductive health providers, activists and collegial organizations, to promote CFC’s activities and strengthen prochoice advocacy, from a Catholic perspective on the local, state and national levels. Mr. Northern uses his extensive experience in public policy, training and technical assistance to help CFC inform and influence debates on sexual and reproductive rights and health, social justice and religious liberty.
Gloria Malone
Gloria Malone is a writer, social media consultant, and speaker. She is a member of Echoing Ida, co-founder of #NoTeenShame, and the founder of TeenMomNYC.com. Connect with her on twitter @GloriaMalone.
Gloria Malone (She/Her)
Gloria Malone is a reproductive justice advocate and co founder of #NoTeenShame. She can be found online at GloriaMalone.com and on social media as @GloriaMalone.
Glory Perez
Glory Perez is a graduate from the University of North Texas. She came into the RJ movement by joining ROSE, serving on the Exec Board, and connecting with RJ orgs across Texas. She is currently living in Indianapolis, and hopes to find and build community there. You can find her reading the latest picks from the For Colored Girls Book Club, based in Indy!
Grace Ramsay
Grace is the Assistant Director of Clinical Services at Tapestry, a local reproductive health/harm reduction agency. She a proud abortion funder and a member of Resource Generation's Western Massachusetts chapter. Grace has been involved with CLPP since 2014 when she was an RRASC intern at If/When/How.
Greta Cawley
Greta Cawley is from Cleveland, Ohio where she works at a local abortion and sexual health clinic and is raising her rambunctious and curious toddler. She is passionate about sharing her own abortion story, reducing stigma, and advocating for comprehensive reproductive health care access.
Guadalupe Ambrosio
Guadalupe Ambrosio is co-director at the New York State Youth Leadership Council, the first undocumented youth-led organization in the state. She is dedicated to youth leadership and believes that it is important to center their experience and ideas in order to create lasting change. She started her work in body positivity in 2011 and has been a lead advocate in New York City since doing workshops to young girls of color about FAT Acceptance.
Guadalupe Ambrosio
Guadalupe Ambrosio is an undocumented queer woman of color organizing in the intersections of Immigrant Rights, Gender Justice and Body Liberation. She is an expert in her field, doing this work for over a decade.
Gusty Catherin
Gusty Catherin is a second year division two Hampshire college student. She is studying biology and public health through an environmental lens. Gusty has worked with CLPP, Climate Justice League, and Climate Action Now in the past.
Gykyira Shoy
Gykyira is 32 year old transwoman who has been fighting as an activist for 17 years. She graduated at the top of her class from Trans Justice Community School and is a core member of the Disability Justice Collective. She is the president and CEO of Trans Liberation United.
Hailey
Hailey earned her B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University. She joined RHAP’s Reproductive Health Access Network team in August 2018. The Network is a community of primary care clinicians organizing to integrate abortion, EPL, and contraception into primary care. Hailey is particularly interested in fostering coalitions within reproductive health, rights, and justice fields to address systematic reproductive oppression in marginalized communities.
Hailey Broughton-Jones
Hailey earned her B.A. in African American Studies from Wesleyan University. She joined the Reproductive Health Access Project in August 2018. Hailey is particularly committed to fostering coalitions within reproductive health, rights, and justice fields to address systematic reproductive oppression in marginalized communities.
Hannah Biederman
Hannah is a reproductive health care fellow at the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts. She attended the Mt. Sinai Beth Israel Family Medicine Residency in New York, NY.
Hannah Crand
Hannah Crand is a leader of the International Women's Rights Club at her high school, where she works primarily on educating the student body and changing the climate of my school. As an intersectional club, the International Women's Rights Club frequently collaborate with the GSA, SOCA, and Environmental Club.
Hannah Davidson (She/Her)
Hannah Davidson studies maternal health at Hampshire College from a foundation of reproductive justice, anthropology, public health, and biology. She envisions a reproductive justice movement that is sensitive to the needs and voices of families, and hopes to become a Nurse-Midwife and Family Nurse Practitioner after graduating in 2018. She currently serves as the CLPP Student Group Co-Coordinator.
Hannah Freedman
Hannah Freedman (she/her) is an organizer and tech worker excited about making data and systems accessible and empowering for everyone. She works as the Member Systems Associate at the National Network of Abortion Funds and, outside of work, organizes local community safety networks, digital security trainings for organizers, and Jewish community transformation work. You can find her living life on the edge biking through the terrifying streets of the Boston metro area, perfecting her bread baking, or taking long walks with other people’s dogs.
Haylin Belay
With nearly a decade of hands-on experience teaching and developing sexual health education programming for youth and adults, Haylin Belay believes all people — regardless of age, orientation, identity, ability, or libido — deserve an integrated sex life and the safe pursuit of pleasure. She specializes in providing medically accurate information alongside the social, emotional, and cultural competencies needed to put that information to use.
Haylin Belay
As a youth development and health promotion professional, Haylin brings over a decade of experience in classrooms, sex shops, and public health programs to her work with Sex Ed For All, where she offers peer-to-peer counseling, professional development, and comprehensive sex ed for ages 12+. She's also a yoga instructor and practicing witch working at the intersection of consent, intuition, and pleasure.
Helen Bolton
Helen is the Senior Program Associate for the U.S. Litigation Program at the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Membership Coordinator for the Doula Project, where she also volunteers as a full spectrum doula.
Heron Greenesmith
Heron Greenesmith has worked in LGBTQ advocacy for over a decade with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the Movement Advancement Project, Family Equality Council, and the National LGBTQ Task Force. They specialize in advocacy for bisexual and pansexual people. Heron is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire and American University, Washington College of Law. Heron is admitted to the New York and Massachusetts bars. They are a former board secretary of the Massachusetts LGBTQ Bar Association, a former board member of the National LGBT Bar Association, a former Rockwood Leadership Institute Fellow, and a returned Peace Corps Volunteer.
Heron Greenesmith
Heron Greenesmith is the Senior Research Analyst for LGBTQI Justice at Political Research Associates, where they focus on researching anti-trans advocacy, white feminism, and the spread of gender ideology rhetoric. They have worked in LGBTQ advocacy for over a decade with the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, the Movement Advancement Project, Family Equality Council, and the National LGBTQ Task Force.
Ignacio Rivera
Ignacio Rivera is a trans-gender fluid activist, writer, educator, filmmaker, performance artist and mother. Ignacio has over 20 years experience on multiple fronts including economic justice, anti-racism, anti-violence, and feminist and LGBTQ movements. Ignacio is a 2016 Just Beginnings Collaborative Fellow. JBC is a movement building platform, initiating, cultivating and funding strategic efforts to end child sexual abuse.
Indra Lusero
Indra Lusero is a reproductive justice attorney and entrepreneur and proud to have been named “All Around Reproductive Justice Champion” by the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights. Indra is the founder and director of Elephant Circle and the Birth Rights Bar Association.
IonaPearl Reid-Eaton
IonaPearl Reid-Eaton is a third year at Hampshire College studying reproductive justice with a focus on abortion and sexuality education, as well as journalism. Currently one of the organization's Student Group co-coordinators, IonaPearl was introduced to the reproductive justice movement when she began working for CLPP her first semester of college (F13). IonaPearl is the 2016 RRASC intern at the Reproductive Health Access Project and plans to become an abortion provider after finishing at Hampshire.
Isa Zuluaga
isa zuluaga is a nonbinary migrant brujx of iquiteña and paisa descent currently living on Tequesta, Miccosukee and Seminole lands (aka Miami, FL). They do graphics for @thefeministgriote and use magick for power shifting and manifesting.
Isabela Rosales
Isabela is a graduate student of Social Justice and Ethics at Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO. She also does advocacy and community organizing work for the Colorado Organization of Latinx Opportunity & Reproductive Rights (COLOR) and Platform4Womxn.
Isatou Bittaye
Isatou Bittaye is a feminist and Reproductive Justice Advocate; a Women’s and Gender Studies Graduate student at CUNY Graduate Center, and works with the National Network for Safe Communities at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. She volunteers as Communications Manager of The Girls' Agenda - a young women’s-led organization where she is a founding member that promotes the sexual and reproductive health rights of girls and women in The Gambia.
Israel Cook
Israel Cook is a Reproductive Justice State Fellow at SisterReach in Memphis TN. She graduated from American University Washington College of Law in May of 2019.
Jacinta Bunnell
Jacinta Bunnell is the author of four coloring books (The Big Gay Alphabet Coloring Book, Sometimes the Spoon Runs Away With Another Spoon, Girls Will Be Boys Will Be Girls Will Be..., and Girls Are Not Chicks). Jacinta's books offer a fresh way for people of any age to take a look at stereotypes and oppression by challenging gender norms and encouraging the reader to form deeper critiques of common children's media.
Jack Qu'emi Gutierrez (They/Them)
Jack Qu'emi Gutierrez is a queer, nonbinary, femme writer with too many feelings to carry so they blog about them.
Jaclyn Dean
Jaclyn is the Policy Associate for the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF), where she manages the organization’s policy advocacy efforts in reproductive rights and immigrant rights. She was born and raised in Dallas, Texas and is the proud daughter of Taiwanese immigrants. Jaclyn holds a BA from Rice University and a Master in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government.
Jade S. Sasser (She/Her)
Jade S. Sasser is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is currently writing a book about why population debates are becoming popular in the context of climate change. Her broader research interests include climate justice, international development, women’s health, and the intersections between gender and technology.
Jaira Burke
Jaira Burke is a community activist who is passionate about utilizing grassroots advocacy as a vehicle to attain social and economic justice for disenfranchised communities. She served as Coalition and Communications Organizer with the Fight for $15 and contributed to the city of Atlanta's adoption of a $15 minimum wage for all municipal employees. In her spare time, Jaira is a grassroots lobbyist for the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC) and Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking (DMST). Currently, Jaira Burke is Campaign Manager for AMPLIFY GA, a joint campaign of 6 Atlanta nonprofits working to affirm abortion, in which she’s developed a multi-issue, value-based platform to be adopted by Georgia municipalities and educates community members and stakeholders about the need to expand and protect abortion access. Burke also enjoys empowering students through civic and public policy education in her work as Director of Programs and Outreach for Georgia Close Up Foundation. Jaira Burke has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies and has a professional certification in Social Entrepreneurship from the University of Pennsylvania.
Jaira Burke
Jaira Burke is a political strategist with over 8 years of state and local advocacy campaign experience. With an emphasis in policy design, Jaira is passionate about engaging impacted communities in addressing pressing issues. She currently serves as Campaign Manager of Amplify GA, working to protect and affirm abortion in Georgia cities, in which she developed a Reproductive Justice Commission model that was established in Atlanta.
Jalessah Jackson
Jalessah Jackson is the Georgia Coordinator at SisterSong and a Lecturer of Interdisciplinary studies at Kennesaw State University. As an educator, facilitator, and organizer; her research and teaching explores the connections between critical theories of race, gender, class, sexualities, and social inequity.
Jamarah Amani
Jamarah Amani is a Licensed Midwife who believes in the power of birth and that every baby has a human right to be breastfed. Her mission is to do her part to build a movement for Birth Justice locally, nationally and globally. A community organizer from the age of sixteen, Jamarah has worked with several organizations across the United States and in Africa on various public health issues, including HIV prevention, infant mortality risk reduction, access to emergency contraception, access to midwifery care and an end to shackling of incarcerated pregnant/birthing people.
Jamarah Amani
Jamarah Amani is a community midwife and organizer who believes in the power of birth and that every baby has a human right to be breastfed/chestfed. Her mission is to do her part to build a movement for Birth Justice locally, nationally and globally. She is currently the director of Southern Birth Justice Network, a non-profit organization working to end of shackling of pregnant people and make full spectrum midwifery and doula care accessible to all. She is also the co-founder of National Black Midwives Alliance.
Jamarah Amani, Hadassah, Mahoro, Nalubaale and Mosiah
Jamarah Amani is a community midwife and mother of four. Her mission is to do her part to build a movement for birth justice locally, nationally and globally. A community organizer from the age of 16, Jamarah has worked with several organizations across the United States, the Caribbean, and in Africa on various public health issues. She is currently the director of Southern Birth Justice Network, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Jamila Jackson
Jamila Jackson is a dancer and the co - facilitator of The (So)ul Connected Project. The project uses movement as a way to build community, develop leadership skills, provide college access, and access our inner healing and creative resources.
Jamila Umi Jackson (She/Her)
Jamila Jackson is a dancer and community organizer. Originally from the San Francisco Bay Area and a Hampshire College Alum, her work focuses on youth leadership, embodiment, healing, and community building.
Janae Brown
My name is Janae Brown. I'm a high school student from Springfield Mass.
Janae Brown
My name is Janae Brown, I am currently a high school student. And the world can be a really scary place, but in the wise words of Kendrick Lamar, "we gon' be alright."
Jane Liu
Jane Liu brings over ten years of experience in public interest litigation to her work as the Legal Director at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. NAPAWF is the only national, multi-issue Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women's organization in the country. Its mission is to build a movement to advance social justice and human rights for AAPI women and girls.
Janessa Wescott Waiters
Writer. Independent researcher of Black Women Survivalists. Full Spectrum Doula. Avid Food Network viewer.
Janet Perez Valle
Janet Perez Valle is the Volunteer Coordinator and Community Organizer for Mixteca Organization located in Brooklyn, New York. As a directly impacted person, her work in immigration and with undocumented communities has inspired her to continue advocating and organizing in both her work and personal life.
Janet Valle Perez
Janhavi Madabushi (They/Them)
Janhavi Madabushi is a South Indian immigrant, queer and nonbinary person. They are a full-spectrum doula, a racial justice organizer and a yoga teacher trainee who works in the Boston metro area.
Jasmine Banks
Jasmine Banks is a queer Black feminist from the South, mother of 4, and Executive Director of UnKoch My Campus.
Jasmine Banks
Jasmine is a queer Black feminist, a digital campaigner, community organizer, and licensed therapist.
Jasmine Burnett
Jasmine Burnett is a national organizer, writer and strategist in the Reproductive Justice movement. She serves as the Field Director with New Voices for Reproductive Justice. She leads and expands their work in the "Rustbelt Region," home to the most politically volatile and racially conservative Northern states in the U.S.
Jasmine Burnett (She/Her)
Jasmine Burnett is a writer, consultant, social justice strategist, and entrepreneur who works as Director of Community Organizing with New Voices for Reproductive Justice. As a writer with Echoing Ida, a Black women's writing collective and program of Forward Together, she has been published on issues reflecting the range of Black women's leadership and visibility. As a creative, Jasmine is currently in the 7th cohort of Generative Fellows with the CoreAlign Generative Fellowship. She is also a 2017 fellow with the Rockwood Leadership Fellowship for Leaders in Reproductive, Health, Rights, & Justice.
Jasmine Errico
Jasmine is a full spectrum doula, mama to two, and person in recovery. She is a current Francis Perkins student at Mount Holyoke College, a graduate of Holyoke Community College, and RRASC' 16. She formerly worked as a full spectrum doula and childbirth educator with Prison Birth Project and currently works with the Franklin County Doula Collective as well as independently in Hampshire and Hampden county. Her mission is to provide free doula services to families at the intersections of substance use, incarceration, poverty, domestic violence, and parenting.
Jasmine Errico (She/Her)
Jasmine Errico is a full spectrum doula, childbirth educator and proud parent. A student at Holyoke Community College, she is a RRASC alumni and currently works with Prison Birth Project in Holyoke, Massachusetts. Her reproductive justice activism focuses on providing free accessible support to parents at the intersection of poverty, incarceration and substance use.
Jasmine Jones (She/Her)
Jasmine Jones is an archivist at Smith College's Special Collections and works with information systems. Jasmine serves as an advisory archivist on the People’s Archive of Police Violence in Cleveland and as a member of the Inclusivity Committee for the Digital Library Federation Forum. She holds an M.S. in Library Science, Archives Concentration and an M.A. in History from Simmons College.
Jaspreet Chowdhary
Jaspreet Chowdhary is the State Legislative Manager at the Ballot Initiative Strategy Center. Her professional experience includes uplifting the voices of women living with HIV at the 30 for 30 Campaign. She was part of the inaugural class of the If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellowship program and was placed with the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum. She has conducted public health research at Duke University and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Jaspreet received a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from Goucher College, an M.P.H. with a concentration in Epidemiology from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. She is licensed by the State Bar of Maryland.
Jaspreet Chowdhary (She/Her)
Jaspreet Chowdhary received a B.A. in English and Women’s Studies from Goucher College, a M.P.H. in Epidemiology from Tulane University, and a J.D. from Seattle University School of Law. She is currently the Senior Policy Specialist at the 30 for 30 campaign. She was part of the inaugural class of the If/When/How Fellowship program and was placed at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum.
Jay Thibodeau
Jay Thibodeau, MPH (she/ her) is the Communications Director at Abortion Care Network, where she works alongside independent abortion care providers to amplify their voices and illuminate the work they do in the public conversation. As queer person who’s had an abortion, Jay’s career has been dedicated to advancing sexual health and reproductive freedom.
Jaz Walker (She/Her)
Jazmyne Walker organizes with Black On Both Sides, which addresses issues of state violence against black mothers and the Foster Care systems of funneling black youth into the juvenile justice system. Jazmyne is passionate about the work being done and the mentor(s) who model and guide her through this struggle. Through political education and self-awareness, Jazmyne is adamant about applying what she is learning to heal herself along with her community.
Jeff Napolitano (He/Him)
Jeff Napolitano has been the director of the Western Massachusetts program of AFSC for over 8 years, working on issues ranging from antiwar organizing to civil disobedience trainings to sanctuary cities.
Jen Deerinwater
Jen Deerinwater is a Tsalagi-citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Bisexual, Two Spirit, multiply-Disabled journalist, speaker, and organizer who covers the myriad of issues her communities face with an intersectional lens. She is also the Founder and Executive Director of Crushing Colonialism, an international Indigenous multi-media collective.
Jena Duncan
Jena Duncan is an art maker and youth worker that builds life in the abundant pioneer valley with a heart warming community. Her creative endeavors explore the meaning and production of identity and culture. She teaches on a variety of topics and is interested in creating safe and supportive spaces for all identities to engage in something with passion. Her faithful sidekick is a cat named Sophie.
Jenifer Guzman
Jenifer Guzman is a junior in college majoring in psychology and political science, and planning on pursuing a career as a lawyer. She is a self-proclaimed feminist advocating for immigration and reproductive health rights.
Jenna Torres
Jenna Torres is a Community Advocate and Human Rights Supporter. She is a Published Author, Spoken Word Artist, Entrepreneur, and above all a proud mother to three beautiful children! She believes people have agency to make the best decisions possible in order to survive. She defends them and works with communities to build realistic solution to real life problems like violence, poverty, and discrimination.
Jenna Torres
Jenna Torres is a community advocate and human rights supporter. She is a published author, spoken word artist, entrepreneur, and above all a proud mother to three beautiful children! She believes people have agency to make the best decisions possible in order to survive. She defends them and works with communities to build realistic solutions to real life problems like violence, poverty, and discrimination. Jenna’s vision is to empower communities often overlooked and overcriminalized.
Jennifer Adjua
Jennifer Adjua is a Patients to Advocates fellow and co-founder of the Black Girl Magic Collective, a group of mothers and students supporting intergenerational healing for people of color through the exploration of personal care regimens, plant medicine, civic engagement and reproductive health. She is also a Comprehensive Sex Educator serving school-aged children in the Cleveland, Ohio area.
Jennifer Warren (She/Her)
Jennifer Warren brings her passion for reproductive justice and her talent for connecting people to CoreAlign in her role as a regional organizer. Based in Memphis, TN, she works to build and strengthen relationships within the southern repro movement. Prior to joining CoreAlign, Jennifer educated young people on their reproductive health, accumulating more than 20 years of experience working with adolescents, and more than 15 years of experience working in the field of HIV/AIDS, STI and pregnancy prevention. When not organizing and convening, she is either spending time with her loving family, singing at church, or cooking delicious meals.
Jenny Dodson Mistry
Jenny Dodson Mistry is the Associate Director of Local Advocacy at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where she supports organizations engaged in local-level, proactive policy work, and leads NIRH’s Local Reproductive Freedom Index initiative. She also oversees NIRH’s LARC Access Project. Jenny holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Michigan and a MPH from Columbia University.
Jessica DeGroot
Jessica Riggs (She/Her)
Jessica Riggs is a passionate advocate for reproductive and birth justice and has made it her mission to provide compassionate and culturally appropriate doula care to the families in her community. She is committed to working in the intersections of indigenous women’s health, reproductive justice, environmental justice, and ending violence against girls, women, and Mother Earth. She lives in rural Northern New Mexico, where she is a co-parenting mother of a beloved son.
Jessica Williams
Jessica Williams is a domestic violence advocate with Freedom Inc.. Jessica's domestic violence work is catered toward and culturally specific to the black community. During her time in Madison she became increasingly aware of the racial disparities that exist in the city. After a string of high profile deaths of black teens at the hands of police she became actively involved in local movements and community organizing.
Jessy Rosales
Jessy is the Southern California campus coordinator for the justCARE Campaign. Through the campaign she and others were able to pass SB24 through the CA legislature, making it the first abortion mandate of the nation. Jessy is also an abortion story teller. Follow the campaign @justcareca and Jessy at @jessyzuko
Jill Heaviside
Jill is an If/When/How RJ-HIV Law and Policy Fellow with SisterLove, Inc. She received both her J.D. and B.A. from Vanderbilt University. During law school, Jill participated in the Medical Legal Partnership Clinic; externed with ThinkTennessee, a progressive, non-partisan think tank, and led legislative advocacy efforts for Advocates for Women’s and Kids’ Equality. Jill lives in Atlanta, Georgia with her cat, Justice Ruth Bader Kittensburg.
Jill McCracken
Dr. Jill McCracken is an Associate Professor of Rhetoric at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg and the Co-Founder/Co-Director of Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP) Behind Bars, an organization that provides community support for incarcerated sex workers and connects incarcerated sex workers in U.S. prisons and jails to the sex worker rights movement. Her primary areas of research focus on sex work and trafficking in the sex industry, the impact of sexuality education on marginalized communities, and women who are incarcerated.
Jordan E Silverman
Jordan Silverman started as the Program Manager with the Reproductive Health Access Project in August 2018. Prior to joining the RHAP team, Jordan has worked in expanding access to sexual health services, creating safer and more affirming spaces for LGBTQI+ young people, and improving sexual health education. She got her Masters of Public Health from the Mailman School of Public Health with a focus on sexuality, sexual, and reproductive health.
Jordyn Close
Jordyn Close, an intern organizer for NARAL Pro-Choice Ohio, a storyteller with Youth Testify, a leadership program of the National Network of Abortion Funds and Advocates for Youth. She also serves on the board of Women Have Options- Ohio, an abortion fund, and she has had an abortion.
Joy Messinger
Joy Messinger is a passionate community advocate whose life and career is guided by a commitment to social and reproductive justice. Currently calling Chicago home, she has also lived and worked in Central North Carolina and Western New York. Joy is Third Wave Fund's Program Officer and also devotes time to local and national feminist, adoptee justice, Asian American, and LGBTQ community building.
Joy Messinger
Joy Messinger is a queer, disabled, femme organizer of spreadsheets, funding, and people to build sustainability, healing, wellness, and power for reproductive justice, queer and trans liberation, and disabled, migrant, and POC communities. As Third Wave Fund's Program Officer, she oversees Third Wave's rapid response, multi-year general support, and capacity building grantmaking and supports its cross-sector philanthropic advocacy.
Joy Messinger
Joy Messinger is a queer, disabled, femme organizer of spreadsheets, funding, and people to build sustainability, healing, wellness, and power for reproductive justice, queer and trans liberation, and disabled, migrant, and POC communities. As Third Wave Fund's Program Officer, she oversees Third Wave's rapid response, multi-year general support, and capacity building grantmaking, and supports its cross-sector funder advocacy.
Juana Peralta (She/Her or They/Them)
Juana Peralta is a queer, fat hard femme Latinx who has been educating and organizing around issues of gender, sexuality, race, class, and disability for 10 years. In 2012, Juana was named one of Chicago’s “30 Under 30” by the Windy City Times. Currently, Juana resides in NYC, and serves as the Director of Outreach and Community Engagement at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. At SRLP, she co-directs the Movement Building Team, and works to strengthen the leadership of transgender, gender non-conforming, and intersex (TGNCI) people; leads cultural/community organizing; and fights for trans liberation, specifically prioritizing the leadership of formerly-/incarcerated, low-/no-income, immigrants, people with different abilities, and TGNCI people of color. Juana has a deep commitment to abolition and organizing around the intersections of prison justice and reproductive justice, and works alongside SRLP’s Prisoner Advisory Committee, using public education to organize around the harms of the prison industrial complex and prisons as centers of reproductive oppression.
Judy Dow (She/Her)
Judy Dow teaches science and history through art to all age levels. She teaches her students how to read the land and do the research necessary to decolonize the science and history they have learned. Mapping the story then creates a new replacement narrative.
Julia Reticker-Flynn
Julia Reticker-Flynn is the Director of Youth Organizing and Mobilization at Advocates for Youth, where she works with young people across the country to advocate for cultural and policy change that supports young people’s sexual health and rights. In 2011, she launched the 1 in 3 campaign to destigmatize abortion and promote access to abortion services. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Nursing Students for Choice.
Julietta Chaparro
Justina Nicole Trim
Justina Trim is a recent college graduate from Georgia State University with a degree in Sociology and a concentration in Race and Urban studies. She now holds the membership and program associate position at SisterSong: National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective.
Kai Devlin
Kai is a queer educator, activist, and youth advocate working toward improving the lives of youth and young people. A Smith College alum, Kai is an M.Ed. candidate at Springfield College in the School Counseling program. He currently serves as a Middle School Advisor for the GEAR UP grant in Springfield Public Schools, a speaker with SpeakOUT Boston, and a freelance LGBTQ consultant and trainer in Massachusetts and beyond.
Kaleb Oliver Dornheim
Kaleb Dornheim is 25, poor, trans/nonbinary, queer, mentally ill, Baltimore and Hudson Valley grounded, has their Masters in Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies concentrating in Trans Studies Education, and works at GMHC as a Sexual and Reproductive Advocate for TGNC folks. When they aren't working or doing activism, they like being around farm animals, plants, and engaging in Kardashian Discourse.
Kallie McLoughlin
Kallie is the Operations Associate at the Reproductive Health Access Project. She has prior experience as a sexual health educator and was the leader of her campus’ Bedsider chapter for Power to Decide. Kallie is passionate about policy and wants to learn how to use it to make effective change.
Kanthi Dhaduvai, MD
Dr. Dhaduvai is a family medicine physician currently completing a fellowship in Reproductive Health and Advocacy at Tufts University Department of Family Medicine. She provides integrated abortion and contraception services in addition to general family medicine care. At CLPP 2019, she will be co-presenting a workshop on surgical abortion.
Karina Rosado
Karina Rosado is an average high school junior who's figuring out how to be okay with herself. Whether she's struggling to punt a soccer ball in gym class or accepting that she's a touch anxious, she's just trying to figure herself out just like everyone else. She also appreciates you reading this.
Karyna Jaramillo
Karyna Jaramillo is a transgender woman from Cuernavaca, México who emigrated to Phoenix, AZ in 1989 to pursue work. She has spent years living the realities of racism, homophobia, and discrimination in Phoenix from society and from the police. She has been detained by ICE three times, and knows first hand how the government and those in power try to destroy the dreams of tod@s nosotr@s (all of us). Currently, Karyna coordinates Arcoiris Liberation Team/Arizona Queer Undocumented Immigrants Project (AZ QUIP), a project defending LGBTI migrant communities. She works with her community both outside and inside detention centers to fight for the rights and liberty of her community, and more broadly for the autonomy and power de cada un@ de nosotr@s (of each of us).
Kate Silvette
Kate Silvette is a Native, Chicanx, disabled queer femme who works to hold and support others in the rocky realms of racial justice, decolonial reproductive justice, disability justice, and queer, POC parenthood. Silvette is a birth, abortion, and postpartum doula working as the Program Manager of the Birth Doula Services Program at Open Arms Perinatal Services.
Katherine M. Koster (She/Her)
Katherine M. Koster has been involved in community organizing, education, and advocacy for women for over 6 years. In addition to working for SWOP-USA, she serves on the board of SWOP Behind Bars where she manages responding to letters from and meeting the needs of incarcerated women with sex trade experience.
Katie Klabusich (She/Her)
Katie Klabusich is a writer, radio host, and social justice activist whose work often focuses on sexuality, reproductive health, mental health, disability, and poverty.
Katie McKay Bryson
Katie McKay Bryson is a white single parent living in the Dena’ina homelands in Alaska. Active in environmental, social, and reproductive justice organizing since her early teens, she’s in love with evolving foster parenting, intentional ancestorship, and amplifying young people’s power. Katie’s a founding board member of Alaska’s queer community youth host homes provider, and coaches current and future foster parents through the Corvid Center.
Katie McKay Bryson (She/Her)
Katie McKay Bryson is a single mom & foster parent living on traditional Dena'ina territory in Alaska. Active in environmental, reproductive, and social justice movement work since her early teens, she's currently a grant writer for an Alaska Native tribal coalition, and works to build embrace of Indian Child Welfare Act rights among non-Native activists and foster/adoptive parents.
Katie O'Connell (She/Her)
Katie O'Connell is a queer disabled femme who is committed to radical and intersectional organizing that amplifies the voices of folks who are marginalized in social justice movements. She has worked at the NAF Hotline Fund, Planned Parenthood, and Reproaction.
Kavleen Singh
Kavleen is a California State Organizer for the justCARE campaign. She is supporting young people in CA as they lead reproductive equity movements on their campuses and in their communities, especially around medication abortion implementation at CSU & UC student health centers.
Kebé
Kebé is the Program Coordinator for SIA Legal Team. She uses both legal advocacy and grassroots organizing as tools to shape law that supports all people in determining if, when, and how we will become pregnant and create family in safe communities, free from the threat of state and interpersonal violence. She hails from the Lowcountry of South Carolina and is a wanderer at heart.
Kebé
Kebé is the Program Coordinator for the SIA Legal Team. She uses both legal advocacy and grassroots organizing as tools to shape law that supports all people in determining if, when and how we will become pregnant and create family in safe communities, free from the threat of state and interpersonal violence. She hails from the Lowcountry of South Carolina and lives in New York City.
Kebé (She/Her)
Kebé is an organizer who has used both legal advocacy and community organizing to build toward reproductive justice. She has worked with legal advocates to oppose state punishment of marginalized pregnant and parenting people, and sees community organizing as a powerful tool to increase access to abortion and oppose state violence in our communities.
Kelly Tellez
Kelly Tellez is a queer femme of Mexican descent from Brooklyn, the child of working class immigrants, and a first generation college graduate. Since graduating, Kelly has been supporting her community as an Sadie Nash ELLA fellow at Mixteca Organization and as an abortion doula with the NY Doula Project.
Kendall Bentsen
Kendall Bentsen (MSW) is a political social worker and graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work. Prior to joining NAPW, Kendall ran a young women’s leadership program at a settlement house in Queens, co-authored a report for members of Congress on the need to reauthorize and expand the 2018 Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) for the National Organization for Women-NYC, and was an Organizer at Ready for Hillary.
Kendall D. Bentsen, MSW
Kendall is a graduate of Columbia School of Social Work where she studied social policy and contemporary social issues. Kendall is a 6th generation Texan and alumna of the Congressional Research Institute of Social Policy (CRISP) Political Bootcamp; she hopes to one day run for elected office in her home state.
Kenyette Tisha Barnes
Kenyette Tisha Barnes, is a political strategist, lobbyist, mother and CEO of Nia Vizyon, LLC, a social justice, consulting and political strategy lobbying firm; and the National Co-Founder of #MuteRKelly.
Kenyon Farrow
Kenyon Farrow is a writer and activist. He is the US & Global Health Policy Director with Treatment Action Group. His writing has appeared in many books and publications, and he's working on a collection of essays and a new book on global health and racial justice.
Kenzie Johnson (She/Her)
As a formally incarcerated woman, being restrained during labor and deliver has made Kenzie Johnson want to stop others from this cruelty. Along with solitary confinement during pregnancy. Incarceration or not, we still have rights and dignity!
Kenzie Wood
Kerry Bergin
Kerry Bergin is an adjunct professor, young adult mentor, and community practitioner living in Providence, Rhode Island. She teaches courses on vocation, community organizing, and social change.
Kerry McDonald
Kerry McDonald is a full spectrum Doula. She works with Prison Birth Project, where she facilitates a childbirth education group in prison and provides Doula services to incarcerated folks. Kerry is based in Boston and in the Hudson River Valley.
Kiara St. James
Kiara St. James is Community organizer who believes that in order to have sustainable change, it goes deeper than just changing policies -- it starts with healing communities.
Kimberly Huggins, LSW, MPH, MEd
Kimberly is a licensed Social Worker, sexual health educator and co-founder of KIMBRITIVE, LLC. She has graduate-level education in Public Health, Human Sexuality Education and Social Work. When she’s not balancing the highs and lows of adulting, you can find her in a makeup store, at the gym or trying out a new restaurant.
Kimberly Inez McGuire
Kimberly Inez McGuire is an award-winning communications strategist, queer Latina reproductive justice advocate, and policy wonk. As Executive Director of URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, Kimberly builds power with young people in the South and Midwest to transform the political and cultural landscape and win sustainable victories for our communities. Kimberly serves on the Board of Directors for the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) and is a birth doula and cat person.
Kimberly Inez McGuire
Kimberly Inez McGuire is a queer Latina reproductive justice advocate and communications strategist with nearly a decade of experience building and leading innovative, values-based projects and campaigns for progressive nonprofits. She has brought her critical analysis around race and gender and deep knowledge of public policy to issues ranging from reproductive health and rights to immigration policy, LGBTQ liberation, and environmental justice.
Kimberly Mckenzie (She/Her)
Kimberly Mckenzie, Trans Woman of Color. SRLP Intern., Organizer and Advocate Dedicated to organizing around housing, healthcare and economic justice.
Kimya Forouzan, MPH, Esq.
Kimya Forouzan, MPH, Esq. is currently an If/When/How Reproductive Justice Legal Fellow at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum (NAPAWF). She also serves on the board of directors for HEART Women & Girls and as a volunteer for Jane's Due Process. As both an attorney and public health expert, Kimya seeks to use these skills to advance reproductive justice. She is a proud Iranian-American.
Kiyomi Fujikawa
Kiyomi Fujikawa is the co-director of Third Wave Fund. She is a Seattle-based, mixed-race queer trans femme who has been involved with movements to end gender- and state-based violence since 2001. She is currently on the board of Groundswell Fund and is a Grantmakers United for Trans Communities (GUTC) Leadership Development Fellow.
Kris Keen
Over the past 7 years Kris has dedicated their time to various nonprofit arts and culture and issue-based campaigns to support working class youth of color in Philadelphia. For the past two years Kris worked as a youth organizer servicing Black and Brown youth who were pushed out of and disinvested in by traditional public schools of Philadelphia. Kris is now using that experience to influence their work as a community organizer dedicated to developing Black women, fems, and girls in partnership with LGBTQIA organizations to achieve health and wellness through centering a reproductive justice framework.
Kristina Tendilla
Kristina Tendilla (she/they) is the National Field and Campaigns Manager at National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. They work alongside other organizers/advocates/community leaders to fight for reproductive justice!
Kwajelyn Jackson
Kwajelyn Jackson currently serves as Executive Director at Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC), an independent, non-profit, Feminist, multi-generational, multi-racial reproductive health, rights, and justice organization, providing compassionate abortion care in the South. Since 2013 she has led the expansion of FWHC’s statewide and national impact and deepened its community partnerships, leading the organization’s civic engagement, advocacy, education, and outreach teams, before becoming the organization’s first Black woman Executive Director.
Kwajelyn Jackson (She/Her)
Kwajelyn Jackson serves as the Community Education & Advocacy Director at Feminist Women's Health Center, where she manages volunteer engagement, leadership development, community outreach & education, and legislative advocacy to improve reproductive health, rights and justice in Georgia. Kwajelyn also sits on the board of directors for Backline, Abortion Care Network, Soul Food Cypher, ProGeorgia, and the steering committee for the Black Mamas Matter Alliance.
La Loba Loca
La Loba Loca is a Queer sudaca, radical health educator, seed-saver, yerbetera, gardener, companion (doula), student-midwife, molestosa, malhablada, tatooadora, and choliperri. She is invested in learning and disseminating information, knowledge and resources with the hope that self-knowledge and (re)cognition of abuelita knowledge will create a future where we can depend on ourselves and communities. Connect with her at lalobaloca.com, on Instagram @lalobalocashares, and on facebook.com/lalobaloca.
La Loba Loca (She/They/Loba)
La Loba Loca is based in so-called Los Angeles. Loba is a Queer Machona South American Migrant, zine maker, writer, tattooist, crafter, full spectrum companion, aspiring midwife student, seed-saver, and gardener. La Loba Loca is invested in disseminating information with the hope that self-knowledge and (re)cognition of #abuelitaknowledge will create a future where we can depend on ourselves and communities. La Loba Loca’s core philosophy is based on (re)claiming and (re)membering Abuelita Knowledge and learning how to use our roots as a tool for liberation and transformation. IG:@lalobalocashares,lalobaloca.com, facebook.com/lalobaloca, lalobaloca.bigcartel.com
Lael Greenstein M.D. (She/Her)
Lael Greenstein, M.D. is the Reproductive Health and Advocacy Fellow at the Tufts University Family Medicine Residency at Cambridge Health Alliance, where she is being trained to become a provider and teacher of full spectrum reproductive health within family medicine. Her areas of interest are underserved medicine, women’s health and improving access to reproductive health within the community health care setting.
LaKia Williams
LaKia Williams is a junior studying Neuroscience at Tulane University. She is the president of Students United for Reproductive Justice (SURJ) and the Director of Student Health and Wellness. LaKia began a free 24/7 peer-to-peer emergency contraceptive distribution program serving two universities. She is an advocate for reproductive justice and believes in access to reproductive healthcare and dismantling systems of oppression that restrict reproductive autonomy.
Lani Blechman
Lani Blechman is currently a Western Massachusetts elementary school librarian and social justice facilitator, commonly focusing on white privilege and gender diversity. Often, her worlds collide. Lani is formerly a CLPP conference coordinator and always excited to come home.
Lani Blechman
Lani Blechman is a white elementary school library teacher; a board member of her teacher's union local, Amherst-Pelham Education Association; and a former CLPP staff person.
Lani Blechman (She/Her)
Lani Blechman is a Western Massachusetts elementary school librarian and social justice organizer, commonly focusing on white privilege and gender inclusion. She loves it when her worlds collide. Lani is a former CLPP conference coordinator who excitedly re-joined the CLPP Conference Planning Team last May.
LaSharn Maelee
Latishia James, M.Div.
Latishia James is a trauma-informed facilitator, counselor, and advocate with almost 10 years of experience in sexual and reproductive justice. After earning her Master of Divinity from Pacific School of Religion, Latishia began a consulting practice, where she supports survivors of religious and/or sexual trauma, facilitates workshops, and provides faith-based counseling to people making an array of reproductive decisions.
Laura Huss
Laura Huss is Editorial and Research Associate at RH Reality Check. Laura received her Master’s from the University of Cape Town in South Africa studying social movements, activism, and community-based development. After graduate school she worked as a researcher in South Africa on issues relating to the incarceration of women, gender-based violence, and sexual assault. Prior to joining RH Reality Check, Laura worked at National Advocates for Pregnant Women where she advocated against punitive attacks on pregnant people, documented hundreds of arrests of pregnant people across the U.S., and conducted research on media misinformation about pregnancy and drug use.
Laura Kaplan
Laura Kaplan is the author of The Story of Jane: The Legendary Underground Feminist Abortion Service and was a member of Jane. A lifelong activist, she was a lay midwife, an advocate for battered women and an advocate for nursing home residents. She has worked on public policy for consumers covered by managed care plans and served on the board of NWHN.
Laura Penney (She/Her)
Laura Penney has been working in the field of domestic and sexual violence for over eight years. She received her BA from UMass Amherst in Social Thought and Political Economy, and is currently an MSW candidate at Westfield State University. Laura is presently the Director of Community Engagement at Safe Passage, and serves as the Project Director for the prevention initiative Say Something.
Laura Riker
A background in Women’s Studies and abortion advocacy led Laura Riker to grad school, where she interned at a community health center and became interested in the clinical side of reproductive rights. At RHAP, she organizes primary care clinicians from across the country to work together to expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care. Laura holds a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University.
Laura Riker
Laura is the Senior Program Manager at the Reproductive Health Access Project, where she organizes primary care clinicians from across the country to work together to expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care in primary care. Laura is a social worker with a background in Women’s Studies, and has previously worked in community mental health and interpersonal violence prevention. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Laura Riker (She/Her)
A background in Women’s Studies and abortion advocacy led Laura Riker to social work school, where she interned at a community health center and learned about about the clinical side of reproductive rights. At the Reproductive Health Access Project, she organizes primary care clinicians from across the country to work together to expand access to comprehensive reproductive health care.
Lauren Boc
Lauren Boc is the State Public Policy Associate at Physicians for Reproductive Health. Lauren works with health care providers and reproductive health, rights, and justice advocates around the country to bring the provider voice into state-level reproductive health policy advocacy by providing opportunities for policy engagement, technical assistance, and supportive trainings to health care providers.
Lauren Coy, MPH
Lauren Coy, MPH is the LARC Project Manager at the National Institute for Reproductive Health, where she provides strategic guidance and technical assistance to states that are working on systems and policy barriers to providing the full range of contraception. She has worked in the reproductive health and rights field for five years. She is a Latina from Miami who still can’t drive.
Lauren Mitchell
Lauren Mitchell is one of the founders of The Doula Project, and part of the leadership team of Trans Buddy. She is also co-author of the upcoming book, The Doulas!: Radical Care for Pregnant People. It is her honor to have served over a thousand clients and have trained hundreds of activists, students, and clinicians over the past ten years.
Layidua Salazar
Layidua migrated from Mexico with her family at age five and firmly planted her Oakland roots. A self identified movement baby, she has been actively organizing in social justice since she was 14. Layidua is an abortion story teller with We Testify, and serves on the board for Access Women's Health Justice.
Leigh Creighton Bond
Leigh Creighton Bond is the leadership development coordinator at Feminist Women's Health Center (FWHC) located in Atlanta, Georgia and coordinates a monthly fellowship program and interns. She is skilled in curriculum design, teaching, and engaging with low-income populations through her past experience with education and legal nonprofit organizations. She identifies as a black, creative Southern woman.
Leslie Lopez
Leslie Lopez is the founder and Co-President of the Reproductive Rights Organization of Student Educators (ROSE), a group of students at the University of North Texas that works to create a space for individuals who want to educate others about reproductive justice issues. Leslie’s ultimate dream is to become an art therapist and provide individuals with accessible and affordable mental health services in her hometown.
Leslie Lopez
Leslie is a Black Latina living in North Texas who came into the RJ movement through her 2018 RRASC placement. She is the Co-Founder and Exec Board member of ROSE, a collegiate group that works to educate the student body about the various issues centered in the reproductive justice movement. In her spare time, she can be found tending to her plant children.
Lexi J. White
Lexi White, MPP is a feminist sociopolitical innovator, writer, advocate, and analyst whose work focuses on health policy, reflective democracy, reproductive justice and the experiences, full wellness and liberation of Black Women, Women of Color and Queer and Trans People of Color.
Lexi J. White
A graduate from the University of Pennsylvania who currently lives in Philadelphia, Lexi is a health and wellness human rights advocate, community organizer, writer-poet, and social justice scholar-activist. She focuses on Reproductive Justice and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Policy, rooting her work in the experiences and liberation of Black Women, Women of Color, and LGBTQ People of Color.
Lexi J. White (She/Her)
Lexi White is a health and wellness human rights advocate, community organizer, writer-poet and social justice scholar-activist. She focuses on Reproductive Justice and sexual and reproductive health and policy, rooting her work in the experiences and liberation of Black Women, Women of Color, and LGBTQ+ People of Color.
Libby Mandarino
Libby is the grassroots organizer at the Feminist Women's Health Center in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a 2017 Errin J. Vuley Fellow, and is also a practical support volunteer for Access Reproductive Care-Southeast.
Lill Hewko
Lillian Hewko is an attorney at the Incarcerated Parents Project in Seattle, WA. They use the reproductive justice framework to bring incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals together to advocate for systemic change. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law, Lillian identifies as a queer mixed-Latinx from a working-class background. Lillian is a board member of Surge, a reproductive justice collaborative.
Lill Hewko
Lill Hewko, a queer, trans nonbinary, mixed-Latinx from a working-class background, is a prison abolitionist and reproductive justice lawyer focusing on race, gender, child welfare, incarceration, and healing. Lill co-founded the Incarcerated Parents Project and the Incarcerated Mothers Advocacy Project, and is a founding board member of Surge Reproductive Justice. Lill is an attorney at the Transgender Law Center and works with QTPOC Birthwerq Project.
Lill M. Hewko (They/Them or She/Her)
Lill Hewko, an attorney and activist, uses the reproductive justice framework to bring incarcerated and formerly incarcerated individuals together to advocate for systemic change. A graduate of the University of Washington School of Law. Lill identifies as a queer, mixed-Latinx from a working-class background.
Lily Bolourian
Lily Bolourian is a Persian punk feminist organizer, writer, and speaker from Maryland. She has led numerous rallies, direct actions, and digital campaigns in support of abortion access and climate action.
Lily Bolourian
Lily Bolourian is an Iranian-American reproductive and environmental justice organizer, writer, and speaker based out of Maryland. Lily has delivered keynotes, held workshops, spoken on national panels, and organized countless mobilizations in favor of abortion access and racial/disability/survivor/immigrant/environmental/reproductive justice for all. Lily is a trained clinic escort and likes to spend her (nonexistent) free time collecting records and making magic in her vegetable garden with her Docs on. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from George Mason University and is a law student studying Health Law and Policy at Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law.
Lily Trotta
Lily Trotta's introduction to advocacy was sparked by her time in the service industry, where rampant issues of discrimination and harassment based on gender, sexuality, race, and immigration status prompted a desire to inform and represent her peers in a more effective way. Lily is committed to providing excellent support to the Reproductive Health Access Network.
Linda Barron
I first got into activism because I saw an issue arise in my community. I knew I needed to help others so I got into an internship. It is called The Fronterizx Community Project, which helps promote sexual health among teens. Through this internship I've been able to advocate for reproductive health and justice for all people.
Lindsay N Sabadosa
Representative Sabadosa has a long history of activism and advocacy around reproductive rights and equality issues. Recently elected to the Massachusetts State House, her legislative priorities include Medicare for All, of which she is the lead sponsor and founder of the newly formed Medicare for All caucus, as well as health equity for pregnant persons, requiring MassHealth to cover doula services, and requiring medication abortions to be available at all pubic college campuses.
Lindsay Schubiner
Lindsay Schubiner is the Senior Program Manager at the Center for New Community, where she works to counter organized nativism in the U.S. Lindsay previously served as a Congressional staffer handling immigration, housing, and health policy, and managed advocacy for sexual rights at American Jewish World Service. She holds a Master of Science from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz
Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz is the Vice President of Programs and Development for the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She has worked in several movements for social justice with a particular emphasis on building grassroots political power across movements, issues, identities and communities. As a capacity builder, movement builder, cultural worker and writer Weiner-Mahfuz has dedicated much of her organizing life to challenging oppression at the intersections of race, class, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability. Her writings can be found in Colonize This! Young Women of Color and Feminism (Seal Press, 2002), Fireweed Magazine's “Mixed Race Issue” (Issue 75), and through on a Web-based project titled BustingBinaries, which she co-authors with Ana Maurine Lara.
Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz (She/Her)
Lisa Weiner-Mahfuz is the Executive for Program and Strategic Partnerships at the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice. She began organizing around racial and gender justice at Wheaton College in Massachusetts in the early 90’s. After college she began a 25 year journey as a movement builder, cultural worker and writer working across issues of LGBT liberation, racial, disability and gender justice. She was on the first LGBTQ delegation to Palestine in 2012 and has been a frequent blogger and writer for many feminist and racial justice publications. In 2002, she was a contributing author to the groundbreaking anthology Colonize This! Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism.
Lisbeth M Rivera
Lisbeth Meléndez Rivera is a 30+ year veteran of the LGBTQ and labor movements. Lisbeth has extensive experience organizing and training at the intersections of sexual orientation, gender identity, and culture, specifically as they relate to communities of color. Lisbeth has crisscrossed the country training workers and community leaders in organizing, leadership development, and community building strategies from a grassroots perspective. She has also done extensive work supporting LGBTQ leaders in America Latina.
Lisette Engel
Lisette Engel is co-founder of the #NoTeenShame movement. She's an advocate, public speaker, blogger and mama based in the Washington, D.C area. Lisette has lobbied on Capitol Hill for programs that support young families and is active in promoting policies that support young women to make their own reproductive choices.
Lizamarie Mohammed
Lizamarie Mohammed is the State Issues Manager at the Guttmacher Institute. She is responsible for analyzing legislative, regulatory, and judicial actions on reproductive health issues, tracking state policy developments, and monitoring state trends across the country. Before joining the Institute, Lizamarie worked on state policy issues for Catholics for Choice. She graduated from Skidmore College and earned her JD from Seattle University School of Law.
Loba
La Loba Loca is a TortaQueer Feminista Abortista, Chocolla, Andina, South American migrant, artist, researcher, writer, handpoke tattooist, full spectrum companion/doula, aspiring midwife student, seed-saver, gardener, and yerbetera. Loba is currently based in Los Angeles, CA but constantly travels across Turtle Island and Abya Yala to facilitate shares and circles on herbalism, plant relations, social justice, healing justice, and autonomous health. In the past years, Loba has been delving into creating educational material and providing consulations/comadreo online to ensure the work is accessible to all. Loba is invested on disseminating information with the hope that self-knowledge and (re)cognition of abuelita knowledge will create a future where we can depend on ourselves and communities.
Loba
La Loba Loca (Loba/They) is a Queer, Chocolla, Andina, South American migrant, artist, researcher, writer, handpoke tattooist, full spectrum companion/doula, aspiring midwife student, seed-saver, gardener and yerbetera. Loba is currently based in Los Angeles, CA but constantly travels across Turtle Island and Abya Yala to facilitate shares and circles on herbalism, plant relations, social justice, healing justice and autonomous health. IG: @lalobalocashares Patreon.com/lalobaloca
Lorena García Zermeño
Lorena García Zermeño is the Program Coordinator for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice and spearheads our Justice for Young Families (J4YF) initiative, where she works closely with CLRJ’s amazing young parent leaders. She graduated in 2014 from UC Santa Cruz and double majored in Anthropology and Feminist Studies with a concentration in Law, Politics and Social Change.
Lorena García Zermeño (She/Her)
Lorena García Zermeño is the Program Coordinator for California Latinas for Reproductive Justice where she spearheads their long-term initiative, Justice for Young Families (J4YF). She studied Anthropology and Feminist Studies at UC Santa Cruz with a concentration in Law, Politics, and Social Change. RJ has helped her learn to channel her voice and passion for social justice into advocacy work and be unapologetically chingona.
Loretta J. Ross
Loretta J. Ross is a former National Coordinator of SisterSong, where she worked from 2005-2012. She helped create the theory of "Reproductive Justice" in 1994 and co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice in 2004.
Loretta J. Ross
Loretta J. Ross was the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012. She helped create the theory of "Reproductive Justice" in 1994 and led a rape crisis center in the 1970s. She co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice in 2004, and Reproductive Justice: An Introduction in 2017.
Loretta J. Ross
Loretta J. Ross is a Visiting Professor in Women and Gender Studies at Smith College, and co-founder of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. In 1994, she co-created the theory of reproductive justice. She has addressed women’s issues, hate groups, and human rights on CNN, The New York Times, Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, and USA Today.
Loretta J. Ross (She/Her)
Loretta J. Ross was the National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective from 2005-2012. She helped create the theory of "Reproductive Justice" in 1994 and led a rape crisis center in the 1970s. She co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice in 2004, and Reproductive Justice: An Introduction in 2017.
Lori Rodriguez
Lori Rodriguez is a writer and communications specialist who has worked for PPFA's media department, helped found a startup media company, and now does comms at ACN. She loves a good meme.
Lorne Batman
Lorne serves as the Online Community Manager at Lady Parts Justice League, a reproductive rights nonprofit that brings support to independent clinics across the U.S. and uses humor and pop culture to expose haters fighting to end abortion access. She is a graduate of Boston University and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. Her favorite moment of all time was officiating her moms' wedding in 2015. #LoveWins
Louisa Bernarbane
Louisa Benarbane is a first year student at Hampshire College studying international politics and law with a focus on the Middle East and North Africa. She currently co-leads for Students for Justice in Palestine and is a CLPP student group member. She looks forward to working and meeting with all of our wonderful conference attendees as we navigate the intersections of systemic, social and of course, reproductive justice.
Louisa Thanhauser (She/Her)
Louisa Thanhauser earned her MSW with a concentration in social and economic development and a specialization in policy. She has a background in state-level reproductive health policy and is currently the State Policy Associate at the National Abortion Federation, the professional organization of abortion providers, where her policy and advocacy work is informed by macro-level social work and reproductive justice perspectives.
Lucia Hernandez
Lucia has a rich history of working with El Paso, Texas School Health Advisory Councils (SHACs) on sexual health education related issues. She guides West Fund and the Fronterizx Community Project in the advancement of the sexual health education policy in local school districts. She advocates for comprehensive, evidence-based, age and culturally appropriate sexual health education.
Lucia Leandro Gimeno
Lucia Leandro Gimeno
Lucia Leandro Gimeno is an Afro-Latinx, trans masculine femme bruja/organizer based in Atlanta, GA. A graduate of Columbia University’s School of Social Work, LL lived in New York City for 15 years organizing with queer and trans people of color communities. A current member of Black Lives Matter – Atlanta chapter, LL is also a future full-spectrum birthworker doing capacity building with The Queer & Trans People of Color Birthwerq Project to help mend the disconnect between trans justice and reproductive justice.
Lucia Leandro Gimeno (They/Them or He/Him)
Lucia Leandro Gimeno is an Afro-­Latinx, trans masculine femme counselor/bruja/organizer. Lucia Leandro lived in New York City for 15 years organizing with queer and trans communities of color. He is the Director of the Queer & Trans People Of Color Birthwerq Project, an organization dedicated to mending the disconnect between trans justice and reproductive justice. An expert chilaquiles maker, fashion queen and movement builder, some people say you can even hear his laugh from a mile away.
Lucie Arvallo
Lucie Arvallo (St. Mary’s University School of Law ’19) is an If/When/How Reproductive Justice Legal Fellow with the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health in Washington D.C. Her work focuses on building power in Latina/x communities to fight for reproductive justice. Prior to her time with If/When/How, Lucie served as a senior associate editor for the St. Mary’s Law Journal, and Volunteer Attorney Coordinator for the San Antonio Bar Associations’ Veterans Legal Aid Clinic.
Lucien Baskin
As a student at Northampton High School, Lucien Baskin has been involved in creating dialogues around issues of social justice within his school community. As a leader of the International Women's Rights Club, he has worked with other student activists to form an annual social justice week, and has sought to make the school curriculum more inclusive of groups that have traditionally been excluded from classes.
Lydia James
Lydia James is a full spectrum doula focused on creating spaces and opportunities for people to exercise self-determination and bodily autonomy. After almost a decade in feminist and RJ spaces, she believes we can only have true reproductive justice when there are fewer gatekeepers over our reproductive lives.
Lyndon Cudlitz (He/Him)
Lyndon Cudlitz trains healthcare providers, community organizations, and others in providing relevant services for queer & trans individuals. As a result of this work, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Upstate NY are now successfully providing hormone access, as well as other trans-affirming reproductive healthcare. Lyndon’s 16 years in social justice advocacy and LGBTQ health education is strongly informed by his transfeminist and working-class perspectives.
Lyndsey Godwin
Lyndsey Godwin serves on the SisterSong Board as Secretary, and is the Assistant Director for the Carpenter Program in Religion, Gender, and Sexuality at Vanderbilt Divinity. She’s a queer, white, feminist sexuality educator who works collaboratively to develop anti-racist, anti-oppression spaces of mutual learning. She partners with academics, organizers, artists, ministers, educators and more to develop visionary leaders who are committed to liberation.
Lynn Roberts (She/Her or They/Them)
Lynn Roberts’ current activism and scholarship examines the intersection of race, class and gender in adolescent dating relationships, juvenile justice and reproductive health policies; as well as the impact of models of collaborative inquiry and teaching on civic and political engagement. She is honored to be the mother of four amazing human beings (ages 19-37) and is in constant awe of her four grandchildren.
Lynn Roberts, PhD
Lynn Roberts is an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health and Social Sciences at the CUNY School of Public Health. Prior to joining CUNY, she oversaw the development, implementation, and evaluation of several prevention programs for women and youth in NYC. Dr. Roberts’ current activism and scholarship examines the intersections of race, class, and gender in adolescent dating relationships, juvenile justice, and reproductive health policies, as well as the impact of models of collaborative inquiry and teaching on civic and political engagement. She is co-editor and contributing author of the anthology Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundation, Theory, Practice, Critique (Feminist Press, 2017).
Madeline Blodgett
Madeline Blodgett, MPH is a facilitative leader, researcher, and collaboration designer leveraging empathy, evidence, and human-centered design to create culture change.
Madeline Blodgett (They/Them)
Madeline Blodgett is a researcher, advocate, and facilitator working to create sustained culture change around reproduction. Madeline is the Capacity Building Director at the Sea Change Program, partnering with artists, researchers, activists, and organizations to conceptualize, measure, and act on reproductive stigma.
Madeline M. Gomez
Madeline M. Gomez is the LSRJ Federal Policy Fellow at National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, where she works on a range of issues related to reproductive healthcare access, judicial monitoring, and state legislation. Her student note "Intersections at the Border: Immigration Enforcement, Reproductive Oppression, and the Policing of Latina Bodies in the Rio Grande Valley" was published in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. She received her J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2015 and holds a B.A. from New York University. She is originally from Texas.
Madeline McCubbins
Madeline McCubbins is a writer, artist, and facilitator from Louisville, KY. They facilitate restorative justice support circles for students, young folks, sex workers, and organizations seeking support with conflict resolution and healing and create watercolor paintings for the revolution.
Madeline McCubbins
Madeline McCubbins is a poor queer femme from Kentucky, who began organizing for reproductive rights and freedom as a student on University of Louisville's campus. Last summer, she was awarded a RRASC internship and worked with the Native American Women’s Health Education Resource Center in South Dakota. She currently serves on Planned Parenthood’s Young Leaders Advisory Council.
Madeline McCubbins
Madeline is a white, non-binary, queer poly femme from Kentucky. Madeline was a RRASC at Native American Women's Health Education Resource Center in 2017, and returns as a RRASC trainer in 2019. Madeline currently works at an emergency shelter serving folks who have experienced intimate partner violence and sexual assault.
Maelee Johnson (She/Her)
Maelee Johnson is the Founder of the nonprofit organization Phoenix Alliance Foundation and a Disability Rights Activists. Her work in the Disability Community ranges from media representation advocacy to reproductive and marital rights for people with disabilities.
Maeve Driskill
Maeve is a third-year student at Hampshire College. Originally from Santa Clarita, CA, Maeve studies sexuality, personal, and relationship health education. Maeve has not had the chance to do much professionally in this field yet but hopes to host workshops and other community events that foster acceptance, passion, and celebration.
Maggie Bouvier
Maggie is finishing her last semester at Providence College. She is a double major in Public & Community Service and Women’s Studies. As president of Women Will, the feminist group on her conservative campus, she is an activist fighting for gender equity. Her current focus is improving the Title IX resources for students, so that her campus is a place where everyone’s rights are protected.
Maggie Potter
Maggie is a Social Worker in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services in Philadelphia. She advocates for parents to safely maintain or regain custody of their children. She received a joint Master in Social Work (MSW) and Master of Science in Social Policy (MSSP) degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philly with her husband and their two year old daughter.
Maggie Schreiner (She/Her)
Maggie Schreiner is an archivist and public historian, working at the intersection of archives, social justice, and community engagement. Maggie is currently a Project Archivist at New York University, and organizes with Interference Archive and Librarians and Archivists with Palestine.
Mahroh Jahangiri
Mahroh Jahangiri is a Deputy Director of Know Your IX, a national survivor-run, student-driven campaign to end sexual violence in schools. Before joining KYIX, Mahroh was a junior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her research on immigration detention in Washington, DC and work in Cairo, Egypt has focused on the ways in which American militarization, racism, and sexual violence impact non-white communities transnationally.
Mai Doan
mai doan is the Program Associate for Third Wave Fund and manages their rapid response grantmaking through the Mobilize Power Fund. For the past 13 years, mai has supported young women, femmes, and queer and trans young people of color to heal, create, and resist through her work as as a writer, facilitator, youth worker, and community organizer. Through her role at Third Wave, she works to support grassroots, youth leaders in their visions and labor towards gender justice and collective liberation.
mai doan
mai is queer writer, facilitator, and healing justice lover living in Chicago, IL. she brings over 10 years of experience as a youth worker and advocate focused on gender and reproductive justice to her position as a Program Assistant with the Third Wave Fund.
mai doan
mai doan is the Program Associate for Third Wave Fund and coordinates their rapid response grantmaking through the Mobilize Power Fund. For the past 10 years, mai has worked with young women, queer and trans people of color to heal, create, and resist as as a writer, youth worker, community organizer, and energy work practitioner. At Third Wave, she is excited to continue supporting the work and visions of communities who have historically been left out from the field of philanthropy.
Mai'a Williams (She/Her)
Mai’a Williams is a writer, editor, and visual and performance artist. It was her living and working with Egyptian, Palestinian, Congolese, and Central American indigenous mothers in resistance communities that inspired her life-giving work, radical mothering. She is author of two books of poetry, No God but Ghosts and Monsters and Other Silent Creatures and co-editor of the anthology, Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines.
Malaika Puffer (She/Her)
Malaika Puffer is a psychiatric survivor and subversive innovator who was politicized by her experiences as a survivor of the mental health system. She now spends her paid and unpaid time collaborating with others towards a more effective, respectful, rights-conscious, and just response to emotional distress. To this end, she is a co-founder and active member of the Hive Mutual Support Network, manages peer support services for a community mental health agency, and writes for the website Mad In America.
Marandah Field-Elliot
Marandah Field-Elliot has a background in student organizing, policy advocacy, as well as storytelling and theatre, and is passionate about building creative, youth-led campaigns. As Co-Director of Students United for Reproductive Justice at UC Berkeley, Marandah helped found the initiative to bring medication abortion to their student health center. That initiative became part of a statewide legislative effort (The College Student Right to Access Act, which was signed into law in 2019), in which Marandah worked as an organizer for the JustCARE Campaign. Marandah is now the State Campaign Manager for Abortion Access at Advocates for Youth, where she works with youth activists to build policy-oriented campaigns in their own states and communities.
Marcela Howell
Advocate and policy strategist Marcela Howell is the founder and current Executive Director of In Our Own Voice: National Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda, a non-profit organization devoted to lifting up the voices and leadership of Black women on national and state policy issues. With over 35 years of experience advocating for women’s rights and empowerment, she is recognized for her expertise in strategic communications, leadership development and policy forecasting.
Marcela Howell
Marcela Howell is the founder and president/CEO of the In Our Own Voice: National Black Women's Reproductive Justice Agenda, a national Black women’s Reproductive Justice organization with a goal of lifting up the voices of Black women leaders on issues that impact their lives and the lives of their families. With over 45 years as an advocate and policy strategist, Marcela is recognized for her expertise in strategic communications, leadership development, policy forecasting and advocating for reproductive health, rights and justice.
Margaret Stout
Margaret Stout SisterReach Community Education & Outreach Associate
Margie Del Castillo
Maria Ignacia Miranda Santis
Maria Ignacia is Chilean and has been living in the states for 13 years. She is the Program and Outreach Manager at Women’s Voices for the Earth, where she leads the outreach and leadership development work within the organizations’ work areas: safe cleaning products, intimate care and period product safety, fragrance ingredient disclosure, and salon product and workers safety. For more info: womensvoices.org
Maria Jose Castillo Venegas
My name is Maria Jose Castillo Venegas, I am a 21 year old Latina, and I live in Racine, Wisconsin. I am currently an undergraduate student at the University of Wisconsin- Parkside double majoring in Chemistry and Mathematics. I am also a mathematics tutor, a lab technician, and in my free time, the Participant Coordinator for Miss Latina Racine (a scholarship program).
Maria Peeples
Maria Peeples is a queer, white writer and community organizer. Outside of her day job, her work focuses on de-escalation and creating/supporting safety without police. She was raised and politicized in the Midwest and currently lives with her chosen family in Washington, DC.
Mariah Lindsay
Mariah Lindsay is an If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow at NAPAWF. Mariah graduated from the University of California, Irvine School of Law. During law school, Mariah served as a research assistant to Professor Michele Goodwin and participated in UCI Law’s Reproductive Justice and Domestic Violence Clinics. She also interned at the California Women’s Law Center and served as a Spitzer Intern at NHLP.
Marianne Bullock
Marianne Bullock is one of the founders and Directors of The Prison Birth Project. She is an organizer and full spectrum doula.
Marianne Bullock
Marianne has over a decade of experience implementing and directing innovative programs and policies that center families’ autonomy and well-being. She led the passing of legislation to outlaw the practice of shackling incarcerated pregnant people in Massachusetts. She has organized for a range of community, legislative, and administrative policies on a state and national level related to paid sick days, family leave, equal pay, and other issues. Marianne is currently working on two pilot projects with the state of Mass, a project providing peer supports for pregnant people that are substance using, and a project with a radical new approach to supporting domestic violence and sexual assault survivors who are experiencing housing instability.
Marianne Bullock (She/Her)
Marianne Bullock is currently the Manager at Community Action's Family Center in Franklin Co. She is also a trainer with the Franklin Co. Community Birthworkers. She is a founder of The Prison Birth Project and served as lead doula with them for a decade. She was a lead organizer on Antishackling legislation & Paid Sick Days in Mass.
Marisa Pizii (She/Her)
Marisa Pizii is the Director of Programs with The Prison Birth Project. In addition to her work for reproductive and birth justice, Marisa has a deep commitment to the vision of a community where human rights and love are part of the core operating principles of people and policies.
Marlene Gerber Fried
Marlene Gerber Fried is a nationally and internationally known activist scholar. She was founding president of NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds), and is currently on the advisory board of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA. She was the interim president of Hampshire in 2010-2011. She edited From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming a Movement, and co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. She is co-authoring a book on abortion with Loretta Ross.
Marlene Gerber Fried
Marlene Gerber Fried is a nationally and internationally known activist scholar. She was founding president of NNAF (National Network of Abortion Funds), and currently works on abortion access internationally with Women Help Women. She edited From Abortion to Reproductive Freedom: Transforming a Movement, and co-authored Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. She was the interim president of Hampshire in 2010-2011. She is co-authoring a book on abortion with Loretta Ross.
Marlene Gerber Fried
Marlene Gerber Fried is a long time activist for abortion rights and reproductive justice. She is the professor and faculty director of CLPP, the founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF) and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA. Marlene is a co-author with Silliman, Ross and Gutierrez of Undivided Rights. She is a recipient of the 2015 NNAF Vanguard Award, the 2014 Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award (APHA), and the SisterSong Warrior Woman Award.
Marlene Gerber Fried
Marlene Gerber Fried is a scholar and long-time advocate for abortion access and reproductive justice. She is Professor of Philosophy at Hampshire College and Faculty Director of CLPP. She serves on the board of the Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA and Our Bodies Ourselves, is a consultant to Women Help Women, and is currently a Global Scholar at the O’Neill Institute at Georgetown Law School.
Marlene Gerber Fried (She/Her)
Marlene Gerber Fried is a long time abortion rights and reproductive justice advocate, faculty director of CLPP, founding president of the National Network of Abortion Funds and the Abortion Rights Fund of Western MA, Co-author with Silliman, Ross and Gutierrez of Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Freedom, Recipient of the NNAF Vanguard Award, the Felicia Stewart Advocacy Award, SisterSong Women Warrior Award, Board Member of Our Bodies Ourselves.
Marlo Barrera
Marlo is a founding member of ReJAC, which recently launched the Plan B NOLA text and healthline. Plan B NOLA distributes free and by-donation emergency contraception through a city-wide network of Community Support Members and Community Outposts. She is a New Orleans native interested in building more and stronger organizing relationships and support systems across the south.
Marlo Barrera
Marlo Barrera is a New Orleans native doing reproductive rights work in her hometown. As Intake Coordinator of the New Orleans Abortion Fund, she organizes volunteers to answer the hotline and works directly with clients to assist them in funding their abortions. She also works with her hands—cooking, zine making, and poetry making.
Marlo Barrera (She/Her)
Marlo Barrera is a New Orleans native who began organizing what became the Reproductive Justice Action Collective in 2016. Please check out the Collective’s website! RejacNOLA.org
Mary Durden
Mary Durden is a queer, black woman fighting to uplift survivors of oppression. She volunteers for the Boston Doula Project, an abortion doula collective that provides nonjudgmental support for people experiencing abortion. She is also the Communications and Outreach Manager at Ibis Reproductive Health where she works on the Free the Pill campaign to make a birth control pill available over the counter in the US.
Mary Mahoney
Mary Mahoney, LMSW, is the Founder and Board Co-Chair of The Doula Project. She is co-author of THE DOULAS! Radical Care for Pregnant People, forthcoming Fall 2016 from The Feminist Press.
Marylouise Kuti
Marylouise has worked to support young parents and their families in New Mexico and across the nation in breaking down barriers to accessing education, health care and other resources and supports.
Marylouise Kuti
Marylouise Kuti works within New Mexico and the nation to provide safe platforms to increase access to education, resources and accurate information for expectant and parenting youth, their children, and organizational allies to ensure pregnancy prevention for young parents is not disrespectful and unjust to young families.
Mashayla Hays
Mashayla Hays is an If/When/How Reproductive Justice State Fellow at New Voices for Reproductive Justice and the Women’s Law Project in Pittsburgh, PA. She graduated from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she was awarded the Samuel L. Greenebaum Public Service Award. Mashayla is from Louisville, KY, enjoys reading teen fiction novels and spending time with her family and friends.
Maureen Callahan (She/Her)
Maureen Callahan is an archivist at the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, where she brings in new collections and connects communities with archives. She is committed to memory work as a path to justice, community, self-empowerment and a way to imagine a different future.
Maya Neal
Maya Neal is an organizer and strategist from Milwaukee, WI. She focuses her work on Black liberation, reproductive justice, and youth empowerment. Maya currently works with Leaders Igniting Transformation to build youth political power and end the school-to-prison pipeline.
Meg Sasse Stern
Meg began abortion access work as a volunteer clinic escort in Louisville KY in 1999. She has since co-founded KHJN's Abortion Support Fund, and frequently speaks about abortion access on a variety of platforms. As a queer Southerner, Meg's abortion access justice work is smothered in racial, gender, and economic justice.
Megan Smith
Megan Smith is an artist, activist, and social worker. She founded the Repeal Hyde Art Project in 2011 to raise awareness and create dialogue about abortion access and interconnected issues. Since then, she has created over 100 shareable graphics and facilitated 25 university-based Repeal Hyde Art Project installations. Megan has designed artwork and materials for organizations like Advocates for Youth, Backline, Ibis Reproductive Health, the National Network of Abortion Funds, National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Provide. Megan is also the recipient of the 2015 Arts and Healing Network Award for Arts and Social Change.
Melissa Madera
Melissa Madera, Ph.D., is a story-listener, story-sharer, multi-media historian, full-spectrum doula, and bilingual reproductive justice advocate. She is the founder and director of The Abortion Diary, a space for sharing and listening to personal abortion experiences. Currently, Melissa is also the Laura C. Harris fellow in the Women’s and Gender Studies Program at Denison University.
Melissa Mikesell (She/Her)
Melissa Mikesell is the Director of the Self-Induced Abortion (“SIA”) Legal Team, a consortium of organizations with an ambitious multi-year strategy to halt the criminalization of abortion, particularly in circumstances where a person ends their own pregnancy outside of the formal health care system. She has more than 15 years’ experience working in the social and economic justice movements and fighting for marginalized communities, including as the West Coast Director for a national civil rights and justice organization. She has co-authored a number of publications on SIA, including an amicus brief on behalf of Reproductive Justice organizations in Purvi Patel’s appeal, a legal primer on SIA, as well as an article on SIA that has been accepted for publication in the Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law.
Mianta McKnight
Mianta McKnight is a formerly incarcerated juvenile offender tried as an adult who is passionate about incarcerated women. She knows firsthand what the prion experience is like since she served 18 years & 1 day on a 15 year to life sentence and essentially grew up within the prison industrial complex. As a fellow for Justice Now and activist for social change, she is dedicated to challenging inhumane conditions and being a voice for those who are unable to speak for themselves. She attends SFSU and is majoring in dance, which she plans to use to work along with holistic medicine to promote longevity, self-awareness, and self-care.
Miasia Ocasio
Miasia is a Disability Rights Activist in Providence and mother of four. She has been a Generation Action Intern with Planned Parenthood of Southern New England since 2018 and has worked to organize other people with disabilities around parental rights in Rhode Island.
Michelle Batchelor
Michelle S. Batchelor, M.A. is the Deputy Director for In Our Own Voice: Black Women’s Reproductive Justice Agenda; developing, promoting and partnering with organizations to advance a strategic policy agenda supporting Black women’s reproductive health and justice. Michelle has a Master's Degree in Clinical Psychology and Bachelor’s Degree in Economics. Prior to IOOV she oversaw domestic and global programming at the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors. Michelle worked at the Chicago Department of Public Health, managing several programs across the STD/HIV/AIDS, Substance Abuse and Mental Health divisions.
Michelle Teus
Michelle Teus is a growing Mexican-American lesbian womyn, born in Pomona, California and raised in south side OKC. She currently resides in Orlando, Florida as an acting barista at Starbucks. When she is not brewing coffee, she is spreading the love and knowing of the real feminism to her peers who lack knowledge that social media feeds them. While in high school, in the city of Moore, Michelle, and a few other high school students from different schools found Making HERstory - a community organization that works around women of color feminism, ethnic studies, and personal narratives. We pride it on being youth-led. Making HERstory helps her take pride in her true identity, fight for the silenced, and question the social norms.
Mickey Thomas
Micky Bee
Micky Bee is a magical Black transfemme army brat turned performance artist. She has worked four years in Atlanta on HIV/AIDS prevention and Co-directs the “Southern Fried Queer Pride” festival. Currently, she is the Regional Organizer for the Transgender Law Center at Southerners on New Ground collaboration. She is determined to get “10s” across the board for Trans/GNC people in the South.
Mina Aria
Mina Aria is based in St. Louis and serves as the Midwest Regional Coordinator for Real Food Generation, a food justice organization. They also organize against sexual violence as a Communications Organizer with Know Your IX. Mina organizes for Palestinian liberation locally with the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee and nationally as a Steering Committee member at the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.
Miray Philips
Miray Philips is a PhD Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota and a Visiting Research Scholar at Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Her research is on politics and representations of Middle East Christians within the US policy field of International Religious Freedom.
Miriam Yeung (She/Her)
Miriam Yeung is a proud, queer, AAPI, immigrant, woman activist from Brooklyn, NY who is raising her two daughters to be daring. She's spent most of her time at the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum and the NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center working on reproductive justice, racial justice, economic justice, immigrant rights, and LGBTI liberation. @miriamyeung
Miski Noor (They/Them)
Miski Noor is an organizer and writer based in Minneapolis, MN where they work as a Communications Strategist for the Black Lives Matter Global Network and a leader with the local Black Lives Matter--Minneapolis chapter. They are a graduate of the University of Minnesota where they studied Political Science and African and African-American Studies. As a Black, African, immigrant queer person, Miski is committed to working to create a world in which Black life is protected and our collective liberation is realized.
Misty Rojo
Misty Rojo is part of a collective leadership structure at Justice Now, where she is the first co-director that has lived experience with incarceration. In the 3 years that Misty has come on board, she worked to helped the push to get SB 1135 passed to protect against coercive sterilizations in California women's prisons in 2014. In 2015, after 3 years of campaigning, she got a bill passed to expand access to an alternative custody program. Misty is a hardcore abolitionist believing all aspects of the criminal justice system and PIC need to be dismantled.
Misty Rojo (She/Her or They/Them)
Misty Rojo comes to prison abolition work after leaving home at 14 and ultimately leaving an abusive relationship at 23, only to end up serving a 10 year prison sentence. While incarcerated, Misty was mentored by true activists and survivors, learning the meaning of self-determination and resilience. Misty's work focuses on campaigns to build coalitions and bring about policy change using an intersectional prison abolition framework. Misty has sponsored two California state bills that directly impact people in CA women's prisons and their families, and continues to work in collaboration with CA RJ groups to expand reproductive rights and access to care in prisons.
Mohini Lal (She/Her)
Mohini Lal is the If/When/How Reproductive Justice Fellow at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). She is a first-generation immigrant from Texas. Mohini graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law with a J.D. and certificates in Public Interest and Praxis Law. Mohini is committed to creating and implementing policies that provide culturally competent legal and social services.
Moira Tan
Moira Tan (she/her) is a reproductive justice organizer and legal scholar. A Hampshire College graduate, her Division III research investigated the limits of reproductive rights jurisprudence. After graduation, she joined the National Women’s Law Center as the Program Assistant for Reproductive Rights & Health. She is a proud alumna of Civil Liberties & Public Policy’s Reproductive Rights Activist Service Corps and CLPP Student Group and the National Network of Abortion Funds’ Movement Makers Leadership Program. Moira is the Abortion Rights Fellow for Data for Progress and serves on the Leadership Council of the Young Womxn of Color 4 Reproductive Justice Collective at Advocates for Youth.
Mollie Hartford (She/Her)
Mollie Hartford is a Childbirth Educator, a mother, and a Hampshire Alum. When she’s not knitting reproductive anatomy or hats that look like pigeons, she is working to make sure that mothers have the tools in place to care for themselves and their families, and that communities realize their responsibility in raising the next generation.
Monica Raye Simpson
Monica Raye Simpson is the Executive Director of SisterSong, and has organized extensively against human rights violations, reproductive oppression, the prison industrial complex, and the systematic physical and emotional violence inflicted upon Black people with an emphasis on Black Southerners and LGBTQ people. She is also a singer, full circle Doula and was named a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine & a 40 under 40 leader by the Advocate.
Monica Simpson
Monica is the Executive Director of SisterSong: Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. Monica has organized extensively against human rights violations, reproductive oppression, the prison industrial complex, racism and intolerance and is deeply invested in southern movement building. Because of her “artivism” Monica was named as a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine and chosen as one of Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40 leaders.
Monica Simpson (She/Her)
Monica Raye Simpson is the Executive Director of SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. A native of rural North Carolina, Monica is deeply invested in southern movement building and the fight for Black liberation. She is also committed to birth justice as a certified Doula. Monica couples her activism with her artistry and created SisterSong's first program focused on creating innovative culture shift strategies. Because of her “artivism” Monica was named as a New Civil Rights Leader by Essence Magazine and chosen as one of Advocate Magazine’s 40 under 40 leaders.
Monserrat Ambrosio
My name is Monserrat Ambrosio, a 16 year old high school student who happens to be fat. My size has often impacted my interactions with doctors, clothes, and with myself. My goal is to create space for us to exist peacefully.
Monserrat Ambrosio
Monserrat Ambrosio is seventeen years old and an active member at the New York State Youth Leadership Council. As someone who is directly impacted by a variety of social justice issues, she believes in the power of advocacy within her community. “Advocacy welcomes conversation, change, and healing for communities. Hence, I will continue investing herself in the power of the people,” she says.
Morgan Collado (She/Her)
Morgan Collado is a working class femme trans latina. She is co-director of Cicada Collective and assistant director of North Texas Abortion Support Network. She is also a facilitator, organizer, performance artist, and published poet of the book Make Love to Rage. Her work centers around leaving a legacy behind for girls like her who are often erased from history and movement spaces.
Morgan Hopkins
Morgan Hopkins creates synthesis between the state, federal, and field work of the All* Above All public education campaign. Previously, she worked at the National Network of Abortion Funds. Morgan has a B.A. with Honors in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Masters in Psychology with a certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.
Morgan Hopkins (She/Her)
Morgan Hopkins creates synthesis between the state, federal, and field work of the All* Above All public education campaign. Previously, she worked at the National Network of Abortion Funds. Morgan has a B.A. with Honors in Psychology from Hobart and William Smith Colleges and a Masters in Psychology with a certificate in Women's Studies from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She is a proud member of the #BeyHive.
Morgan Meneses-Sheets
Morgan Meneses-Sheets has more than 15 years of experience leading programs for a range of reproductive and social justice organizations. Currently, she is a consultant working with nonprofit advocacy groups to create effective communications and public affairs strategies to raise awareness and cultivate support for social, culture and policy change.
Morgan Robyn Collado
Morgan Robyn Collado is a fat trans Latina whose writing focuses on leaving a legacy for girls like us. Morgan has published a book of poetry, Make Love to Rage.
Morgan Williams (She/Her)
Morgan Williams is a high school student from Erie, PA who volunteers for Planned Parenthood. She attended the 2016 Youth Feminist Collaborative Camp at Hampshire College. She works within her local community volunteering and creating zines voicing her beliefs on intersectional feminism.
Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa
Mwende “FreeQuency” Katwiwa is a 26 year old Kenyan freedom fighter, writer, and performer. Katwiwa is an internationally touring author, host, youth worker, social justice lecturer, teaching artist, and workshop leader who has spent her life at the intersection of arts, education, and activism. She works at Women With A Vision, Inc in New Orleans, is a member of BYP100, and is a proud auntie.
Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa
Born in Kenya, Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa is a 24 year old Black, Immigrant, Queer, Womyn poet and organizer based in New Orleans, LA. She is Co-Chair of the New Orleans Chapter of the Black Youth Project 100 (BYP100), on the coordinating committee for the New Orleans Youth Open Mic (NOYOM), the Open Studio Afterschool Writing Program Coordinator for Big Class, a member of Team Slam New Orleans (Team SNO), an African Culture/Fashion Blogger with Noirlinians and a Reproductive Justice Advocate with Women With A Vision. You can view more of her work at www.FreeQuencySpeaks.com and www.Noirlinians.com.
Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa (She/Her/They/Them)
Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa is a 25-year-old Kenyan organizer and poet in New Orleans, LA. She is an Anti-Racist and Reproductive Justice organizer who has spent most of her life living and writing at the intersection of arts, education and activism. In New Orleans, she organizes & advocates with BYP100-NOLA and Women With A Vision, does youth work & poetry with the New Orleans Youth Open Mic and Team Slam New Orleans (Team SNO) and is an African Culture/Fashion Blogger with Noirlinians. View her work at www.FreeQuencySpeaks.com & www.Noirlinians.com.
Mwende Katwiwa (She/Her or They/Them)
Mwende "FreeQuency" Katwiwa is a 25-year-old Kenyan organizer and poet in New Orleans, LA. She is an Anti-Racist and Reproductive Justice organizer who has spent most of her life living and writing at the intersection of arts, education and activism. In New Orleans, she organizes & advocates with BYP100-NOLA and Women With A Vision, does youth work & poetry with the New Orleans Youth Open Mic and Team Slam New Orleans (Team SNO) and is an African Culture/Fashion Blogger with Noirlinians. View her work at www.FreeQuencySpeaks.com & www.Noirlinians.com.
Nakita Shavers
Nakita Shavers is a native of New Orleans and has a long history of community advocacy and education. She is the Sexual Reproductive Health Coordinator at Women With A Vision, LLC. She is also the founder and executive director of the Dinerral Shavers Educational Fund (DSEF), and co-founder of Silence Is Violence Anti-Violence Organization.
Namrata Jacob
Namrata Jacob is a diasporic Desi, a Virgo, and a reproductive justice educator and advocate focusing on the intersections of race, gender, and state violence.
Namrata Jacob
Namrata Jacob is a reproductive justice activist, recent college graduate, diasporic South Asian gal, and strong believer that anything can be made into a themed party if one tries hard enough. Her work focuses on critically connecting the historical production of race and reproduction under U.S empire. Namrata has worked with a number of organizations and conferences, and CLPP is #1 in her heart.
Namrata Jacob
Namrata is a third year student at Hampshire College studying legal anthropology and reproductive justice, a restless piece of the South Asian diaspora, a lover of dogs and ironic jokes that got too serious and permanent, and a fan of karaoke. She lives for potentially witnessing the anti-capitalist social revolution and Mary Mary releasing another album together, maybe, someday.
Naomi Legros (She/Her)
Naomi Legros is the operations associate at the Reproductive Health Access Project and almost approaching a year with the organization. Her responsibilities support the backbone of the organization, from conference logistics, to HR coordination, website and SEO management, and coordinating RHAP's volunteer program. She is passionate about highlighting reproductive health disparities that are prevalent in communities of color and learning how to maintain intersectionality and inclusivity. Uplifting people of color, especially black womxn is the drive that keeps her going in these trying times.
Nargis Aslami
Nargis is a 21 year old Afghan-American woman, majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at UMass Amherst and pursuing the 5 College Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice Certificate. She has been one of the Student Group Co-Coordinators for CLPP for the past two years. In this position, she plans and facilitates weekly meetings on topics of reproductive justice and intersecting social justice movements, and plays a key role in organizing CLPP's annual conference. She also works as a rape crisis counselor and a medical advocate for survivors of sexual assault. Nargis is just around the corner from graduating from UMass, and plans to attend law school within the next year or two to continue pursuing social justice work.
Nargis Aslami
Nargis Aslami is a 23-year-old Afghan-American woman living in Western Massachusetts. She graduated from UMass Amherst in May 2018 with a degree in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. From 2016-2018, Nargis was the Student Group Co-Coordinator for CLPP, where she facilitated weekly meetings op topics of reproductive justice and organized CLPP’s annual conference. Nargis has presented on student organizing at SisterSong’s Let’s Talk About Sex! conference in 2017 and 2019, as well as at CLPP’s conference in 2018 and 2019. Right now, Nargis is working as a Civilian Advocate for Victims of Sexual & Domestic Violence for a local rape crisis center and with partnering police departments. She is also serving on the Board of Directors for CLPP and for Voices From Inside (VFI). Nargis is heading off to law school in the fall to pursue social justice lawyering!
Nargis Aslami
Nargis Aslami is a 22 year old Afghan-American woman. She graduated from UMass Amherst in May 2018 with a Bachelor of Arts in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and a 5C Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. During her time as an undergrad, she worked with CLPP for 2 years as one of the Student Group Co-Coordinators. She is currently working as a Civilian Advocate for victim/survivors of sexual and domestic violence. Nargis is in the midst of preparing for the LSAT/law school applications (keep her in your thoughts!!) and wants to pursue public interest law.
Nargis Aslami (She/Her)
Nargis Aslami is a third year student at UMass Amherst majoring in Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a focus on reproductive rights and justice. She plans on going to law school in the near future and hopes to help build the resistance against the Trump administration. She loves coffee, feminism, and CLPP.
Nataley Neuman
Nataley Neuman is the Wisconsin Organizer for Reproaction, a direct action group formed to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. As a UW-Milwaukee undergraduate, Nataley founded and presided over Panthers Against Sexual Assault (PASA) for just under two years. She is based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Natalie Kopke
Natalie’s passion for reproductive justice is fueled by her past and current work with organizations striving to advance reproductive and sexual rights at the local, national, and international level. On her free time, Natalie volunteers with her local abortion fund. She plans to pursue graduate studies in reproductive rights and health policy.
Natalie Krumdieck
I am a family medicine physician currently completing Reproductive Health and Advocacy fellowship at Tufts University Department of Family Medicine/Cambridge Health Alliance. I have had a passion for reproductive health and advocacy since attending Smith College. In my current role, I provide integrated contraception services and abortion care in addition to general family medicine care. I am also involved in teaching medical students and residents.
Natasha Camille
Natasha Camille is a Senior at Barnard College majoring in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies with a Concentration in Race and Ethnicity. She is an ELLA Fellow with the Sadie Nash Leadership Project, through which she has created and implemented a social justice project at a Brooklyn high school for black girls to have transformative discussions about the body, sexuality, and violence.
Natasha Vianna
Natasha Vianna is a rebelde in tech, a repro justice activist, and co-founder of #NoTeenShame.
Natasha Vianna
Natasha Vianna is the co-founder of NoTeenShame.org and mom of @KidActivist.
Natasha Vianna
Natasha Vianna is the co-founder of NoTeenShame.org and @KidActivist's mom.
Nathana Bird (She/Her)
Nathana Bird, M.A., is a mother from Ohkay Owingeh and Kewa pueblos in NM and the Women’s Leadership & Economic Freedom Program Manager at Tewa Women United. In the last 3 years with TWU, Ms. Bird has worked primarily with our A'Gin Healthy Sexuality and Body Sovereignty Project in local public and tribal schools.
Nazia Ashraful, MPH
Nazia Ashraful is a committed advocate for minority populations and women’s rights. She has a MPH from Boston University and specialized in Reproductive Justice. She currently serves on the Community Advisory Board of the Partners in Contraceptive Choice and Knowledge, dedicated to equity in reproductive health access Massachusetts. Nazia believes her purpose is to pass the mic (and cape!) to unheard individuals and communities.
Negar Esfandiari
Negar Esfandiari is descended from a long line of resisters who have always questioned, challenged, and disrupted the status quo to advocate for civic equity. She has continued the family tradition with her thesis research on symbolic violence against people of color, her organizing efforts with the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum, and her mission to ensure accurate representation of the Asian diaspora. An Iranian American originally from Oakland, CA, she is now based in Brooklyn, NY.
Nelly Vianna
Nelly Vianna makes art and tells stories about kids in the movement.
Nelson Rafael Roman (He/Him)
Ward 2 City Councilman Nelson Rafael Roman was born and raised in Waterbury, CT. Councilman Roman moved to Holyoke in 2011 and immediately becoming immersed in the culture and fabric that makes Holyoke unique. Overcoming obstacles such as homelessness, contracting HIV and poverty, Councilman Roman immediately began giving back and organizing in the Puerto Rican and LGBT Communities. He has worked for or with many Holyoke Non-for-profits such as Enlace de Familias, New England Farm Workers Council, LightHouse Personalized Education for Teens, Valley Opportunity Council & Nueva Esperanza to name a few. He is currently the Administrative/Volunteer Coordinator for Lorraine's Soup Kitchen & Pantry in Chicopee.
Nia Weeks
Nia Weeks the director of Policy and Advocacy at Women With A Vision, located in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is a native of New Orleans, and has spent years fighting for the rights of women, children, and families. As a former public defender and the inaugural Director of Policy and Advocacy for WWAV, her goals for the department is to cover not only broad, national trends, but also take a specific deep dive into the conditions of all Black women.
nia weeks
Nia Weeks is a native of New Orleans, Louisiana. After completing her secondary education at Ursuline Academy, she received her bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Women's studies at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana. After completing her undergraduate education, Ms Weeks embarked on a career doing public relations for a non profit organizations in Gainesville, Florida. Ms. Weeks began her legal career at Florida Coastal School of Law in Jacksonville, Florida in 2007 and transferred to Loyola School of Law New Orleans in 2009. After passing the Louisiana Bar, Ms. Weeks served as a law clerk and was the director of a supervised visitation center for victims of domestics violence named Harmony House. She now is at Women with a Vision as the Director of Policy and Advocacy after serving as a public defender in Orleans Parish for 2 years.
Niara Lezama
At Ibis Reproductive Health, Niara provides support on the Free the Pill Project to move oral contraceptives over-the-counter. Prior to joining Ibis, Niara worked on reproductive health projects at NARAL Pro-Choice Missouri and Uganda Development and Health Associates. Niara holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Washington University in St. Louis in Anthropology and a minor in Biology.
Nicole Clark
Nicole Clark lives in New York City as a licensed social worker, program designer and evaluator, reproductive justice activist, and owner of Nicole Clark Consulting. Grounded in the reproductive justice framework, Nicole leads evaluation projects for organizations, provides in-person and remote trainings/technical assistance on program and workshop design, facilitates workshops, and participates in speaking engagements related to reproductive justice and women and girls of color.
Nicole Clark M.S.W. (She/Her)
Nicole Clark is a licensed social worker, independent consultant and Reproductive Justice activist who uses the RJ framework with nonprofits, government agencies, and community groups to design, implement, and evaluate programs, services and campaign that raises the voices and lived experiences of women and girls of color. Nicole is based in Brooklyn, New York.
Nicole Clark, LMSW
Nicole Clark is a licensed social worker, reproductive justice activist, and owner of Nicole Clark Consulting, where she works with POC and women-led organizations to design, implement, and evaluate culturally responsive programming and services for women and girls of color, with a racial justice and intersectional analysis.
Nicole JeanBaptiste
Nicole JeanBaptiste is the creator and lead doula of NYC-based Sésé Doula Services. Currently a Birth Justice Project Coordinator consultant with the NYC Department of Health’s Sexual and Reproductive Health Unit, Nicole works directly with community members from across NYC to advocate for birth justice. Nicole also teaches a community-based yoga class once a week in the South Bronx.
Nicole Villacrés-Reyes
Nicole Villacrés- Reyes is a senior at Mount Holyoke College in Western Massachusetts. She is a first-generation U.S. college student and an immigrant from Ecuador. She is a proud RRASC alum and believes the experience solidified her commitment to reproductive justice. Her current projects includes working on the accessibility of affordable housing in Springfield, MA.
Nikia Paulette
Nikia Paulette is the Lead Grassroots Organizer for Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region in the Public Policy department. She organizes at the intersections of race, class, & gender.
Nikia Paulette
Nikia Paulette is a grassroots organizer with Planned Parenthood of the St Louis Region, working at the intersections of race, class, and gender towards reproductive justice. Paulette is a board member of the Gateway Access Fund and a current story teller with National Network of Abortion Funds We Testify program. She also has a 9 year old daughter.
Nikita Mitchell (She/Her)
Nikita Mitchell is the Director of Organizing for Black Lives Matter. She started in Black Lives Matter as a chapter member of BLM Bay Area. She believes in the power of this organization because of its ability to affirm Black Lives, while also disrupting the power dynamics that tries to ensure our termination. She started community organizing in high school around educational justice, and hopes to continue organizing, as it is our duty to win.
Nikki Zaleski
Nikki Zaleski is the Education and Arts Justice Director at the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, where she manages a participatory performance cadre called For Youth Inquiry (FYI) as well as other ICAH educational programs.
NikoTiare
NikoTiare is a shapeshifting queer of color currently based in Pomona, CA. Niko's work currently centers on facilitating support groups for trans students. At the core of their work, Niko aims to make theoretical models of identity development accessible through empowering individuals to share knowledge and experiences with each other. Niko believes a healthy, sustainable community begins with attempting to understand ourselves and each other.
NikoTiare
NikoTiare is a shapeshifting queer of color from San Francisco, CA. NikoTiare's work currently centers on serving queer and trans homeless youth in Los Angeles. At the core of their work, NikoTiare aims to create an honest display of healing through written and performing arts. NikoTiare believes a healthy, sustainable community begins with developing an understanding of ourselves and each other.
Nilofar Ganjaie
Nilofar (she/her) is an Iranian-American, an organizer, a political strategist, and a passionate advocate for abortion access (among other things!). Nilofar serves on the Board of Directors for the Northwest Abortion Access Fund, an abortion fund primarily serving Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. She lives in Seattle where she works as the Political & Communications Director for the State Senate Democrats Campaign.
Nimra J. Chowdhry
Nimra Chowdhry is the Federal Law and Policy Reproductive Justice Fellow at the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF). She holds a law degree and a master’s certificate in Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies from the University of Houston. Nimra earned her Bachelor’s degrees in Government and Women and Gender Studies from The University of Texas at Austin.
Nimra J. Chowdhry
Nimra J. Chowdhry is the State Legislative Fellow at the Center for Reproductive Rights. Prior to her work at the Center, Nimra was a Policy Analyst and Senior If/When/How Fellow with Advocates for Youth where her work focused on reproductive justice for Muslim and immigrant youth. Nimra also worked as an If/When/How Fellow at NAPAWF where she advanced policies for the Asian American community. A proud Pakistani-Texan, Nimra holds a JD and a master’s certificate in Women and Gender Studies (WGS) from the University of Houston and a BA in Government and WGS from the University of Texas at Austin.
Nina Martin
Nina Martin is a reporter for the nonprofit investigative news organization ProPublica, covering sex and gender, with a special interest in issues involving pregnancy and maternal health and well-being. She lives and works in Berkeley CA.
Nina Nicole Zamarripa
Nina is a Chicana from the border town of Pharr, Texas. She's a fourth year student at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley majoring in Psychology with minors in Biology and Chemistry. She's an advocate for reproductive justice, immigration rights, and mental health — as well as dismantling machismo/marianismo in the RGV.
Noreen Khimji
Noreen Khimji is a disabled queer & trans south asian femme artist, activist, doula, and poet whose work embodies survival as resistance. They are the co-founder of cicada collective, a grassroots abortion doula and volunteer practical support program in North Texas.
Noreen Khimji (They/Them)
Noreen Khimji is a desi/South Asian femme trans disabled artist, writer, doula, and community organizer. They are co-founder and co-director of Cicada Collective, as well as sole founder and director of the North Texas Abortion Support Network (NTX ASN), a practical support network that provides transportation and more to individuals seeking abortion in DFW.
Nourbese Flint
Nourbese Flint is a blerd with a background in reproductive justice, journalism, all things X-Men and Batman related, matte lipsticks, Bob's Burgers, and Star Trek. She is currently working at Black Women for Wellness where she directs policy, RJ programs, civic engagement graphics, and keeping markers and crayons organized.
Nourbese Flint
Nourbese Flint is a blerd with a background in reproductive justice, journalism, all things X-Men and Batman related, matte lipsticks, Bob's Burgers, and Star Trek. She is currently working at Black Women for Wellness and Black Women for Wellness Project where she directs policy, RJ programs, civic engagement, graphic design, and keeping markers and crayons organized.
Nushin Bhimani
Nushin is the Development Officer for the Reproductive Health Access Project. She is very passionate about finding ways to connect donors and the community to the reproductive justice movement while raising funds to support programs that provide access to sexual and reproductive healthcare.
Ola Osaze
Ola Osaze is the national organizer for the Black LGBTQIA Migrant Project (BLMP), which protects and defends Black queer and trans migrants from immigration enforcement and criminal justice systems. Ola is a trans queer person from Nigeria who has also organized with the Audre Lorde Project, Uhuru Wazobia, and Sylvia Rivera Law Project, and has writings published in Queer Africa II, Saraba Magazine, Qzine, Black Looks, and Black Girl Dangerous, to name a few.
oli ramirez
oli is a native youth from oklahoma who partakes in direct action and direct action training who encourages diverse network building to help each other with tactics and knowledge to help achieve goals.
Olivia Lawrence-Weilmann
Olivia Lawrence-Weilmann is Program Coordinator at Political Research Associates and an organizer with Never Again Action. She is a former member of the Civil Liberties and Public Policy student group and believes that protecting ourselves and our communities from digital threats is a collective responsibility based in community care.
Olivia Pearl
Olivia Pearl is a transracial adoptee from Russia. She has extensive experience in campus organizing and grassroots campaigns. Prior to her role with NAPAWF, she worked in Bangkok, Thailand creating curriculum and teaching Advanced Biology to high school seniors at Darunsikkhalai School for Innovative Learning. She is passionate about eliminating global public health disparities.
Oriaku Njoku
Oriaku Njoku, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access Reproductive Care - Southeast, works at the intersection of meaningful abortion access, queer liberation and reproductive justice. Currently, she ensures funding for families seeking abortion care and advocates for individuals and their chosen families in the Southeast. As a big advocate of self-care, Oriaku uses her time off with the love of her life, her ragamuffin dogs, and cupcakes. Connect with her @oreawku on twitter - all views her own.
Oriaku Njoku
Oriaku Njoku, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access Reproductive Care - Southeast, works at the intersection of abortion access and reproductive justice. She and the ARC-Southeast team supports Southerners in navigating pathways to accessing safe, affordable, and compassionate abortion care through funding, logistics, and advocacy. Connect with her @oreawku on Twitter — all views her own.
Oriaku Njoku (She/Her or They/Them)
Oriaku Njoku, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Access Reproductive Care - Southeast, works at the intersection of abortion access and reproductive justice. She supports Southerners in navigating pathways to accessing safe, affordable, and compassionate abortion care through funding, practical support, and advocacy. She truly believes that we can and will create a cultural shift around how we talk about abortion in the South.
Oriana López Uribe
Oriana López is a Mexican feminist who advocates for sexual and reproductive rights of young people and women at national, regional and international levels. She is the Deputy Director of Balance, a feminist organization in Mexico, and since 2009 she has coordinated the MARIA Fund. She is a member of the feminist alliance Resurj - Realizing Sexual and Reproductive Justice.
Pamela Merritt
Pamela Merritt is an activist and writer committed to empowering individuals and communities through reproductive justice. A proud Midwesterner, Merritt is dedicated to protecting and expanding access to the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare.
Pamela Merritt
Pamela Merritt is an activist and writer committed to empowering individuals and communities through reproductive justice. A proud Midwesterner, Merritt is dedicated to protecting and expanding access to the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare.
Pamela Merritt
Pamela Merritt is Co-Founder/Co-Director of Reproaction, a direct action organization formed to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. Pamela is a founding member of the Trust Black Women Partnership, and was a 2017 Reproductive Health, Rights, & Justice Fellow at the Rockwood Leadership Institute. Her writing has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Guardian, and Rolling Stone. Pamela studied Anthropology at Bard College at Simon's Rock and Brandeis University.
Pamela Merritt (She/Her)
Pamela Merritt is co-founder and co-director of Reproaction, a new direct action group forming to increase access to abortion and advance reproductive justice. Merritt blogs at AngryBlackBitch.com, and is a founding member of the Trust Black Women Partnership. She has been a featured contributor on National Public Radio (NPR), and her writing has been published in the Chicago Sun-Times, Rewire, Rolling Stone, and The Guardian.
Parisa Parsa (She/Her)
Parisa Parsa is Executive Director of Essential Partners. Advancing the work of Public Conversations Project, Essential Partners offers facilitation and training for communities building the skills and courage to connect across differences of identity, ideology, and values. From abortion to Israel/Palestine to guns, our approach works with any issue where people find themselves at odds with friends, neighbors and family. We equip communities and their leaders to come together to build trust and understanding that can lead to new solutions, even where ideological agreement may not be possible. Parisa also is a Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory and works with individuals and groups seeking to develop their ability to relate and build shared meaning across cultural differences. Parisa has been a Unitarian Universalist minister for 19 years, and lives with her family in Arlington, MA.
Patrisse Khan-Cullors
Patrisse Khan-Cullors is an artist, organizer and freedom fighter living and working in Los Angeles. She is one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter and a Senior Fellow at MomsRising.
Paulina Helm-Hernandez
Paulina Helm-Hernandez is a queer femme cha-cha girl, artist, trainer, political organizer, strategist & trouble-maker-at-large from Veracrúz, México. This Chicana grew up in rural North Carolina, and is currently growing roots in Atlanta, GA. She has been the Co-Director of Southerners on New Ground (SONG) for 9 years.
Pearl Ricks
Pearl Ricks lives in New Orleans, LA and is a boots on the ground and in the office advocate. Playing a hands-on role when possible, their primary focus is bridging the gap between the people, the programming, its funding, and partnership opportunities. With sharing information freely and collaborative efforts, Pearl hopes to make connections that will move the work forward.
Phoebe Suva
Phoebe is a queer, transracial adoptee who grew up in Portland, ME. She is passionate about building space within the Asian American community for other transracial adoptees. Phoebe graduated from St. Lawrence University with a B.A. in Government, and a minor in gender and sexuality studies.
Pilar Herrero (She/Her)
Pilar Herrero is a human rights lawyer working at the intersections of law and health. At the Center for Reproductive Rights, Pilar has worked collaboratively and creatively with a wide range of stakeholders to address racial inequities in U.S. maternal health. Her approach to law, policy and advocacy is informed by many years of community-building for social, racial, and reproductive justice.
Preston Mitchum
Preston Mitchum is an unapologetically Black and queer civil rights advocate, public speaker, writer, and professor hailing from Ohio and residing in the nation’s capital. Preston is the Director of Policy at URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, where he shapes local, state, and federal strategies and reproductive justice policies that center the voices and leadership of young people in the South and Midwest. Follow him on social media and subscribe to his website at www.prestonmitchum.com.
Prina Patel
Prina Patel grew up in rural Oregon and attended Smith College for undergraduate education. At Smith, Prina began her studies in neuroscience, but by her senior year realized that she wanted to pursue a career in reproductive justice policy and activism. Prina would like to attend law school in the near future, and continue advocating for minoritized populations.
Priya Ghosh
Priya Ghosh is a survivor activist, advocate, organizer, and trainer with a background in movement building, direct action, consent and relationship education, and advocacy for survivors of sexual, intimate partner, and gender-based violence. Priya is the Founding Director of the Survivor Justice Project, a grassroots organization empowering and training people to take action, build power, and win real change for survivors. As the former President of CERC at UMass Amherst, she led a 2 year campaign for the institution of a Survivor’s Bill of Rights policy to expand and protect Title IX rights. Priya is deeply invested in the collective building of a transformative, intersectional, and healing-centered movement for survivors. Priya currently works at Safe Passage and lives and organizes in the Pioneer Valley community.
Priya Ghosh
Priya Ghosh is a survivor activist, community organizer, and educational trainer with a background in movement building, direct action campaigns, and advocacy for survivors of sexual, intimate partner, and gender-based violence. Priya is the Founding Director of the Survivor Justice Project, a grassroots organization empowering and training people to end violence and lead change for survivors. As the former president of CERC at UMass Amherst, she led a successful 2 year campaign for the institution of a Survivor’s Bill of Rights to expand and protect Title IX rights. Priya is deeply invested in the collective building of a transformative, intersectional movement for survivors. Priya currently works at Safe Passage and lives and organizes in the Pioneer Valley.
Priya Ghosh (She/Her)
Priya Ghosh is an anti-violence activist, community organizer, and UMass student who’s performed extensive policy, advocacy, direct action, and support work for survivors of sexual and gender-based violence. As President of CERC, she ran a 2-year campaign for the institution of a Survivor’s Bill of Rights to protect Title IX at UMass. Priya currently works as the Founder & Director of a grassroots nonprofit called The Survivor Justice Project.
Priyana Cabraal
My name is Priyana Cabraal, I am a young high school student from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. I am passionate about social justice, especially for those who are typically disadvantaged.
Quita Tinsley
Quita Tinsley is a fat, Black, queer femme that writes, organizes, and works to build sustainable change in their home, the South. They currently serve as the Deputy Director of Access Reproductive Care - Southeast; and they're an alum of Echoing Ida, a Black women and non-binary folks' writing collective of Forward Together.
Quita Tinsley
Quita Tinsley is a fat, Black, queer femme that writes, organizes, and works to build sustainable change in their home, the South. They currently serve as the Deputy Director of Access Reproductive Care - Southeast; and they're an alum of Echoing Ida, a Black women and non-binary folks' writing collective of Forward Together.
Quita Tinsley (She/Her or They/Them)
Quita Tinsley is a fat, Black, queer femme that writes, organizes, and builds toward liberatory change in her home, the South. She is a columnist for Feministing, a board member of Access Reproductive Care – Southeast, and a member of Echoing Ida, a Black women and nonbinary folks’ writing collective of Forward Together.
Rachael Strickler
Rachael Strickler, Division III student at Hampshire College, is one of CLPP’s Student Group Coordinators. She hopes to ensure everyone, from student group members to conference speakers, not only has a positive experience but also an empowering one in an atmosphere explicitly intended to fight oppressions and encourage growth. Rachael critically analyzes issues of injustice and oppression using a reproductive justice lens as her guide and focusing on the carceral state.
Rachael Strickler (She/Her)
Rachael Strickler is a recent Hampshire graduate, where she concentrated in Reproductive (In)justice and the Carceral State, CLPP alumna, and mentee of Loretta Ross. Rachael is currently figuring out what the heck she's going to do with her life and looking forward to being published in the Radical Reproductive Justice Anthology later this year.
Rachel Evans
Rachel Evans recently graduated from college with several degrees that she's not sure what to do with, but is having a great time figuring it out! Rachel's passionate about reproductive health care, working to end violence against women, and turtles. She recently moved to New York City and, while she thinks she might be a true Michigander at heart, she has really been enjoying exploring new places and taking advantage of all of the opportunities out there, and is hoping to keep it up!
Rachel J. Brooks (She/Her)
Rachel J Brooks is a Training Coordinator at CoreAlign, where she works to ensure that all people have the resources, rights, and respect to make decisions regarding their sexual and reproductive health. Rachel also serves as the Steering Committee Chair for Healthy and Free Tennessee, a coalition working to advance sexual healthy and reproductive freedom across the state.
Rachel Roth
Rachel Roth is passionate about advancing reproductive justice and reducing imprisonment through research, policy analysis, and advocacy, partnering with the Prison Birth Project, Pretrial Working Group, and others. She is the author of the book Making Women Pay: The Hidden Costs of Fetal Rights and articles about abortion access, (un)safe childbirth, sterilization abuse, and shackling in prison. She blogs for MomsRising and lives near Boston.
Rachel Rybaczuk (She/Her or They/Them)
Rachel Rybaczuk is as a queer, white, first-gen, working-class organizer and educator who advances social justice by leading trainings and workshops about class(ism) and race(ism), while highlighting the intersections of all forms of oppression. Rybaczuk’s consulting work with activists, educators, and non-profits is informed by her experience growing up poor in a racially diverse neighborhood in miami, as well as her queer feminist perspective on race, class, gender, and sexuality. she will brave new england winter walks if the right company is involved.
Rachel Tardiff
Rachel Tardiff is the Deputy Outreach Director at Media Matters for America. A graduate of American University, Rachel worked to help pass California’s Domestic Workers Bill of Rights and the state’s recent landmark equal pay legislation, and brought the stories of military rape survivors to Capitol Hill to push for unprecedented military policy change on the issue.
Rage Kidvai
Rage is a public defender in Brooklyn Criminal Defense practice of the Legal Aid Society. They also work with 5 Boro Defenders focusing on prosecutor accountability and immigration issues. Prior to this, Rage was an Equal Justice Works Fellow in the Sylvia Rivera Law Project’s Immigrant Defense Project. Rage is a graduate of CUNY Law School and Hampshire College.
Rajani Bhatia (She/Her)
Rajani Bhatia's research interests lie at the intersection of reproductive technologies, health, bioethics and biomedicine. Her first book published by University of Washington Press on the topic of lifestyle sex selection is forthcoming.
Ramelcy Uribe (She/Her)
Ramelcy Uribe is an AfroLatina, regular degular girl from the South Bronx. She sees herself as a budding youth worker & intellectual, as well as a womanist and feminist in process. She is invested in making social justice work and education accessible to folks on the margins. As a believer in the ever-present magic of Womxn of Color, she hopes to continue to imagine, create, and take action to preserve, honor, celebrate, and expand the brilliance her community(s) has to offer.
Rashel Vargas
She's a junior in high school.
Rebecca Gorena
Rebecca Gorena is an unapologetic queer & feminist activist and Texas State Organizer with URGE: Unite for Reproductive & Gender Equity, where she does civic engagement, training and mobilizing young Texans for reproductive justice. A 2012 University of Texas at Austin alum, she served as an Americorps VISTA with the Girls Empowerment Network before moving to Philadelphia to join the development team at WOMEN’S WAY.
Rebecca Wang
Rebecca Wang joined the SIA Legal Team in September 2018 with the launch of their legal helpline. She continues to oversee the operation of the helpline and support the work of their law and policy team.
Reia Chapman
Reia Chapman, Southern Organizer for SisterSong-The National Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, activist, organizer, trainer and consultant. Based in Charlotte, NC, Reia works within communities of color and across movements to reduce mental health stigma, advocating for and providing culturally appropriate treatment, and building southern synergy to increase collective awareness about Reproductive Justice to address intersectional oppression.
Renae Taylor
Renae Taylor is a community organizer and activist working for trans communities, communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, and Black liberation.
Renae Taylor
Renae Taylor is a 43 year old Non-Binary Trans person located in Memphis, TN. Renae is involved in many social and racial justice organizations. Renae is also a member of their local HIV Care and Prevention Planning Group.
Rev. Deneen Robinson
I currently serve as the Policy Director for The Afiya Center. I work to make sure that Black women of color and other women of color have policy that protects their right to experience comprehensive reproductive health care, rights and justice in the earth.
Rev. Dr. Chris Davies
Rev. Dr. Chris S. Davies is a Connecticut native and a Cleveland transplant and a wandering Irish Rover at heart. She attended Smith College for her undergrad work and Andover Newton for both a Masters of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry. Chris grew up in the United Church of Christ, and was baptized and ordained within her home congregation in Connecticut. She is currently serving on the National Staff of the United Church of Christ, is involved at Preterm Cleveland on the Board of Directors, with Ohio RCRC, and with SURJ Northeast Ohio. Chris is a queer femme, a local beer enthusiast, and a creative networker of communities.
Rev. Dr. Chris Davies
Rev. Dr. Chris Davies is ordained in the United Church of Christ. She is a white cisgender queer femme pastor serving on the board for Preterm, an abortion and sexual health clinic in Cleveland. Chris curates the @queerclergytradingcards, highlighting the awe and absurdity of faith work. Chris bridges the institutional church of today with the movements of the Gospel in the world outside of traditional congregations.
Rev. Erika Forbes
Reverend Erika Forbes is a licensed ordained interfaith minister and the faith based outreach coordinator for Texas Freedom Network. She is a lead facilitator on subjects at the intersection of spirituality, social justice, and change leadership. She is a sought-after trainer, diversity consultant and presenter at major LGBTQ conferences. She is currently working on a book on social justice and spirituality for 20 somethings.
Rev. Faye London (She/Her)
Rev. Faye London acknowledged a call to ministry with women to dismantle silence and stigma around about sexual abuse. She has done this work with churches in Tennessee before and since earning her Master of Divinity degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School. In her capacity at SisterReach, Faye seeks to continue to broaden the conversation around women's bodies as participating fully in the Image of God.
Rev. Jason Lydon
Rev. Jason M. Lydon is a Unitarian Universalist community minister and the National Director of Black and Pink, an open family of LGBTQ prisoners and 'free world' allies who support each other.
Rev. Rob Keithan
Rev. Rob Keithan is the Minister of Social Justice at All Souls Church Unitarian in Washington, DC. His passion is working for long-term culture change in ways that engage the complex issues of religion, race, morality, and reproductive health.
Rev. Rob Keithan (He/His)
Rev. Rob Keithan is a faith organizing and training consultant specializing in reproductive health, rights and justice, intercultural communication, and congregational social justice programs. He is currently focused on long-term culture change related to abortion and reproductive health in ways that engage the complex issues related to religion, morality, and race.
Rev. Susan Chorley
Susan Chorley is a feminist mom of a teenage son, a Baptist minister whose soul could not be contained by the church, and a Southerner with a good sense a humor and a strong commitment to justice in action. She is interested in creating communities of care and healing following abortion.
Ricky Hill
Ricky Hill is a Jewish, chronically ill, transmasculine rabble-rouser originally from Oklahoma, radicalized in New Mexico, and currently living in Chicago, Illinois. Their work at the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination uses network science to target and integrate prevention, as well as create structural and community-specific interventions on the South Side of the city. They are passionate about understanding the ways in which social determinants of health impact LGBTQI health access and equity, as well as building sustainable service structures in resource deserts. They also believe that bolo ties are infinitely better than bow ties.
Rikkia Pereira
Rikkia Pereira is a third year dance concentrator at Hampshire College. She is currently doing research based in leadership and emotional theory that explores how dance can be used to navigate the body in community.
Rj Robles
Rj is a trans, disabled, Latinx living in the rural south. They love to write and perform their poetry through the art of spoken word. They work mostly in the trans community helping trans people get access to all forms of healthcare. They are academically interested in transgender studies, transgender theology, and pastoral care. They are a fierce community organizer and a student in seminary at Vanderbilt Divinity School. They are currently working on their M.Div, preparing for a life in ministry as an ordained Unitarian Universalist and as an aspiring academic.
Rob Powell
Rob Powell is the Training and Volunteer Program Coordinator at Safe Passage. Prior to working with Safe Passage, Rob served as the Coordinator for the Women's Center and LGBTQ Center at Wake Forest University. He also was the Member Services Coordinator at the North Carolina Coalition Against Sexual Assault, where he supported the 88 rape crisis centers in North Carolina. Outside of work, Rob delights in time with his husband, a lil baby, and sweet dog, and in consuming large amounts of reality television.
Rosalinda Guzman
Rosalinda Guzman is a fierce Young Parent Leader and advocate. She has been part of CLRJ's long-term culture shift initiative Justice for Young Families (J4YF) since 2016 and is currently part of the Young Parent Leaders Council (YPLC) in the Central Valley, CA. Rosalinda has been her own spokesperson, uplifting her experience as a young parent and advocating for policy changes that will impact her community.
Rosann Mariappuram
Rosann Mariappuram (she/her) is a lawyer and reproductive justice advocate based in Seattle, WA. Rosann worked at the Reproductive Health Access Project in NYC for several years before attending the University of Texas School of Law. While in Texas, she volunteered with the Lilith Fund, Jane's Due Process and NARAL Pro-Choice Texas.
Roxanna (Rox) Curiel
Rox is a student, educator, and community organizer. She is a member of the Utah RJ Community Advisory Board, co-founder of the Utah Abortion Fund Project, participates with the National Network of Abortion Funds, and volunteers with Exhale, a post-abortion support org. She is an aspiring full-spectrum doula and believes in the power of storytelling as an ingredient for collective healing. ¡Chinga la Migra!
Rye Young
Rye Young is the Executive Director of Third Wave Fund (www.thirdwavefund.org) which supports and strengthens youth-led gender justice activism focusing on efforts that advance the political power, well-being, and self-determination of communities of color and low-income communities. He serves on the Board of Directors of the New York Abortion Access Fund and Funders for LGBTQ Issues, and serves on the advisory board of A is For. Rye is passionate about expanding opportunities for communities who are most affected by oppression yet remain marginalized in our movements and in philanthropy. He is an avid cook, and ferocious lover of bingo.
Sabia C. Wade
Sabia Wade is a full spectrum doula, a reproductive justice advocate and aspiring home birth midwife. As a queer woman of color, she finds it imperative to create health related infrastructure that is accessible to all members of every orientation and identity - across every socio-economic status.
SabriAnan Micha
SabriAnan is a young, Black, queer and trans child of immigrants. They came to reproductive justice work through college, under the guidance of incredible womxn of color. They graduated from Amherst College in 2019 with a B.A. in Sexuality, Women's and Gender Studies and a certificate in Reproductive Rights, Health, and Justice. They hope to continue their studies in the coming years with a focus on transgender healthcare and healing. They move through the world with the love and support of their family, community, and ancestors.
Sabrina Ghaus
Sabrina is a Pakistani-American Muslim organizer based in Boston by way of the Bay Area. They first learned to organize through post-9/11 anti-Islamophobia and anti-war movements, and became grounded in movements for collective liberation through joining Tufts Students for Justice in Palestine. For the past four years, they have worked at the National Network of Abortion Funds, supporting grassroots networks of people transforming the abortion access landscape with revolutionary care and love. They can usually be found snuggling with their cat, Rumi, or outside digging in the garden.
Sade Swift
Sade Swift works as the assistant director of Brown Girl Recovery. where she works to create healing spaces for black and brown femmes and women uptown and the Bronx. Sade recently began sharing her craft, "Cards by De" as her labor of love to the world, creating handmade cards to express gratitude for all occasions. For her, creating in this way is how she heals.
Sadia Arshad
Sadia Arshad is a reproductive justice nerd working in health communications during the day and doing youth empowerment and community engagement work at night. She fell into this work by accident, but couldn't be happier.
Sadia Arshad
Sadia Arshad is a virtual educator with HEART Women and Girls. Born and raised in Miami, studied up in Boston, and enjoying Atlanta, she is a public health reproductive justice nerd, focused on South Asian and Muslim community health needs.
Sadia Arshad (She/Her)
Sadia Arshad is a reproductive justice nerd working in health communications during the day and doing youth empowerment and community engagement work at night. She fell into this work by accident and couldn't be happier.
Sadie Hernandez
Sadie Hernandez is a reproductive and immigrant justice organizer, writer, public speaker, and digital communications specialist born and raised in the border town of Brownsville, Texas. She currently works at United We Dream doing youth focused communications about elections, and immigration rights in Texas. In her off time, Sadie is a comedian, dog mom, and artist.
Sage Carson
Sahar Pirzada (She/Her)
Sahar Pirzada is a graduate student with the University of Southern California Masters of Social Work program. She is the Programs and Outreach Manager for HEART Women & Girls and is passionate about creating safe spaces for Muslim survivors of sexual violence.
Samantha Parsons
Samantha Parsons is a first-generation high school and college graduate who has a passion for equipping communities with the resources needed to share their stories of resilience in a way that directly confronts the harms caused by the Koch network’s anti-democratic policy agenda. She grew up on a farm in rural Virginia and is most energized by organizing communities in the South to disrupt White Supremacy.
Samantha Sokol
Sam is the Public Policy Advocate at Americans United for Separation of Church and State, working on state and federal legislation, regulations, and policy. We advocate for policies to protect religious freedom for all Americans, and prevent religion from being used as an excuse to discriminate against women, LGBTQ people, members of minority religions, and others.
Sandra Criswell
Sandra Criswell is a mixed race Pinay high holy femme from Oklahoma City, OK. As the CoreAlign Field Building Manager, she works with brilliant organizers to co-create generative spaces and innovative solutions in the Central and South. Sandra plays with graphic recording, space creation, and cooking her thoughts and feelings and serving them up to her friends and family to unlock imagination’s potential to solve the impossible.
Sandra Criswell (She/Her)
Sara C. Flowers, DrPH
Sara is an advocate for evidence-informed practice and emotional intelligence in sexuality health education. Her research interests focus on fidelity and adaptation of sexuality health education curricula, and other sexual health topics as they relate to disparities, youth of color, and abortion access. Sara holds a Doctor of Public Health degree from CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy.
Sarada Tangirala
Sarada is the director of corporate accountability at Women’s Voices for the Earth where she leads corporate campaigns aimed at eliminating toxic chemicals from products that harm our health and communities. Before joining WVE she led market-based change efforts at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Her professional history also includes managing Project Underground’s Chevron Nigeria campaign and conducting strategic corporate research at the Data Center for environmental justice campaigns around the country. She lives in Oakland, CA.
Sarada Tangirala
Sarada Tangirala leads corporate campaigns aimed at eliminating toxic chemicals from products that impact women's health and our communities. Before that, she led market-based change efforts at the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and conducted strategic corporate research for environmental justice campaigns at the DataCenter. She holds a master's in public policy from Oregon State University and a BA in sociology from UC Davis.
Sarah Chichetti
Sarah Chichetti is a third year at Hampshire College studying agricultural labor history with a focus on U.S.-Mexico immigration policies. She has been a part of the CLPP student group for two years and is one of the co-chairs of the Abortion Speakout committee. Sarah uses her passion for speakouts as a form of activism as a framework for her studies in labor history as well as her current work in sexual assault prevention and reproductive justice.
Sarah Christopherson
Sarah is responsible for leading the NWHN’s legislative and regulatory advocacy efforts. She previously worked for Congress from 2005 to 2015, serving as the Washington Director to Congresswoman Niki Tsongas (D-MA) from 2010 to 2015. She has bachelor’s degrees in political science and history from Arizona State University and a graduate degree in foreign policy from George Washington University.
Sarah Coburn
Sarah Coburn works in the Family Advocacy Unit at Community Legal Services of Philadelphia where she serves indigent parents in the child welfare system, helping them maintain or regain custody of their children. Prior to joining CLS as a Staff Attorney, Sarah worked as a public defender in Philadelphia and was previously employed by the ACLU of PA’s Reproductive Rights Project. She is a CLPP and NLNI alum.
Sarah Nichols
Sarah is the project coordinator for Empty Arms Bereavement Support. Empty Arms provides bereavement support for people experiencing perinatal loss (miscarriage, TFMR, stillbirth, and early infant loss) in the Pioneer Valley through support groups and a hospital peer companion program, as well as providing trainings for medical professionals in bereavement care.
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser
Sarah Werthan Buttenwieser is a Hampshire alum. Former CLPP staff, she organized the first years of this very conference. Now, she's a writer whose emphasis includes family issues.
Sasha Alexander (He/She/They)
Sasha Alexander. is a trans black/south asian, artist, educator, and healer whose worked at the intersections of lgbtq, youth, media, economic, gender and racial justice movements for almost 20 years. Sasha is the founder of Black Trans Media and works as the Membership Director at the Sylvia Rivera Law Project (SRLP). Sasha uses the pronouns he/she/they and insists you mix it up.
Sasha Conley
Sasha Conley is a fourth-year Division III student at Hampshire College studying Disability Studies, Art, and Creative Writing. She engages in work to improve accessibility on Hampshire's campus both physically and academically.
Sean Donovan (He/Him)
Sean Donovan is part of the Western Mass Recovery Learning Community—mutual support and advocacy for and by folks who’ve experienced psychiatric diagnosis, trauma, hospitalization, oppression or just being different. He’s found much wisdom in this community facilitating Alternatives to Suicide and “queer-to-queer” support groups, advocating for rights alongside hospitalized folks and helping create films about chemical imbalance myth and power/oppression in the psych system.
Sean Saifa Wall
Sean Saifa Wall is an intersex artist and activist whose goal is to create a world that is safe for Black bodies and intersex bodies to exist in. You can connect with him on social media or through his website, saifaemerges.com.
SEAN SAIFA WALL
Sean Saifa Wall is an intersex activist based in Atlanta GA. He is co-founder of the Intersex Justice Project, a grassroots organization that uses direct action to create a safer world for intersex infants and children. When he is not out in the world fighting for change, you can find him at home with his beloved dog, Justice.
Sebastian Margaret (They/Them)
Sebastian Margaret is an anti-ableism/disability justice community educator. A Disabled TGNC queer immigrant, they are kept deliciously exhausted and hopeful parenting a pair of gorgeous kids. They are passionate about the validity and glory of imperfect body/minds and eroding the exclusion and segregation faced by disabled folks in progressive spaces. Sebastian has been inserting/revealing disability justice issues into progressive movements, and supporting multi-issue capacity and vibrancy in disability communities for decades. sebastian@eqnm.org
Selena P Adetunji
Selena Adetunji has been working in RH/RJ since 2002. She has worked in a variety of roles within health education, advocacy, direct service, and research. Raised in NC, she has recently relocated from San Francisco to Atlanta to continue to working in reproductive justice as Lab Director at Summit Medical Associates and Co-Founder and Assistant Director of ARC Southeast.
Selena Velasco and Elijah
Selena Velasco is a brown queer, nonbinary femme mother to a nine year old brown child. Selena is a community organizer at API Chaya as the Queer Network Program Coordinator, supporting healing spaces for Queer and Trans survivors of violence. They are also a visual artist, poet, and tender loving Virgo residing on indigenous Coast Salish and Duwamish Territory in Seattle.
Sequoia Ayala (She/Her)
Sequoia Ayala received her law degree and master’s degree in International Relations from the American University Washington College of Law and School of International Service, respectively. As the Law and Policy Fellow at SisterLove, Sequoia works collaboratively with community members, elected officials, and policymakers in advancement of the health, well-being, and human rights of Black women living with HIV/AIDS, those at risk for contracting HIV/AIDS, and for all individuals who belong to marginalized communities that are severely and disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, especially in the Deep South and Global South. Additionally, she is a Georgia licensed attorney who provides low-cost legal assistance in family law and immigration. A proud University of Georgia alumna and native Georgian, Sequoia resides in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.
Sevonna Brown
Shana M. griffin
Shana griffin is a black feminist, mother, applied sociologist, activist, and artist based in New Orleans. Her work explores critical issues at the intersection of race and gender-based violence; housing rights and affordability; sexual health and reproductive autonomy; carceral violence and criminalizing policies; climate justice and sustainable ecologies; gender and disaster; reproductive violence and population control; and art and reimagination. Rooted in radical black feminist thought and organizing traditions, Shana’s research and activism challenges policies, practices, and behaviors that restrict, exploit, and regulate the bodies and lives of low-income and working class black women most vulnerable to the violence of poverty, carcerality, polluting environments, reproductive legislation, economic exploitation, and housing discrimination
Shanelle Matthews (She/Her)
Shanelle Matthews is an award-winning political communications strategist with a decade of experience in journalism as well as legislative, litigation, rapid response, and campaign communications. She serves as the Director of Communications for the Black Lives Matter Global Network, organizing to end state-sanctioned violence against Black people by building power and winning immediate improvements in the lives of Black people.
Shantell V. Gomez (She/Her)
Shantell V. Gomez is a member of California Latinas for Reproductive Justice’s Young Parent Leaders Council (YPLC). She is a fierce young parent advocate and proud momma to her 4-year-old son, Aidan. Shantell works part-time while studying English at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Los Angeles and is planning on pursuing a master’s degree to obtain her teaching credentials.
Sharon Lagos (She/Her)
Sharon is a latina from Honduras studying pre-nursing as an international student. She is passionate about helping those in need.
Shawn Reilly (They/Them or Ze/Zir)
Shawn Reilly is in their final year at Vanderbilt University, where they study Human and Organizational Development, with a focus in education and social justice. While there, they have led a successful campaign to gain gender inclusive housing, and is currently organizing for living wages for union workers. Outside of school, Reilly's work centers around healing arts, education justice, labor organizing, and youth development.
Sheila Suarez
Sheila Suarez is a Social Work and Critical Sexuality Studies student at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and also a member of the 2018 RRASC cohort.
Shelby Chestnut (They/Them or She/Her)
Shelby Chestnut is the Director of Community Organizing and Public Advocacy at the New York City Anti-Violence Project. For over a decade, Shelby has been organizing with LGBTQ people, people of color, and low income communities to address violence, promote access to resources, and affect local policy change that is for and by the people most impacted by oppression. Shelby holds a BA from Antioch College and an MS from the New School. Shelby is a member of the Assinibouine Nation in Montana. Shelby currently calls Brooklyn, New York home.
Shira Breen
Shira currently works at Safe Passage, and as a College Student Organizing Fellow for Resource Generation (RG) supporting students to start chapters and build capacity for more organizing around wealth redistribution on campuses. They are currently working with the Trans Asylum Seeker Support Network finance committee to develop a sustainable, anti-capitalist fundraising program and look forward to connecting with people interested in doing work around wealth redistribution and fundraising with anti-capitalist movements.
Shireen Rose Shakouri
Shireen is a proud DC voter and Campaign Lead at Reproaction. Formerly a Middle East/South Asia foreign policy analyst, she turned to reproductive justice work a year ago after spending years volunteering for pro-choice and sexual health causes in college (GWU '13) and thereafter. She is Iranian and Italian-American, and loves to cook those cuisines and almost everything else.
Shireen Rose Shakouri
Shireen Shakouri (she/her) is Iranian and Italian-American, and the fire in her belly for reproductive justice work is largely driven by a commitment to affirming the leadership of earth-colored people, with direct action and direct service as her favored tools. In her day job, she is Senior Campaign Lead at Reproaction. She is also an abortion doula, a member of NAPAWF, and a clinic escort.
Shireen Rose Shakouri
Shireen is speaking as Campaign Lead at Reproaction, but also serves as Media Coordinator for The Doula Project. Formerly a foreign policy analyst, she turned to reproductive justice work in early 2017 after spending years volunteering for pro-choice and sexual health causes in college (GWU '13) and thereafter. She is Iranian and Italian-American, and loves to cook those cuisines and almost everything else.
Shomya Tripathy
Shomya Tripathy is the Youth Activist Network Manager at Advocates for Youth and works with young people around the country to fight abortion stigma on their campuses.
Shomya Tripathy
Shomya Tripathy is the Senior Manager of the Youth Activist Network at Advocates for Youth. Through the 1 in 3 Campaign, she works with young people around the country to challenge abortion stigma on their campuses and in their communities.
Shoshana Marchand
Sienna Baskin
Sienna Baskin is Managing Director of the Sex Workers Project (SWP). The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion, while engaging in policy advocacy to protect their rights.
Silpa Srinivasulu
Silpa is a Program Manager at the Institute for Family Health and Reproductive Health Access Project where she coordinates abortion and contraception training programs for primary care clinicians. She manages monitoring and evaluation activities for RHAP’s programs to increase access to abortion, miscarriage, and contraception care in primary care. She has an MPH from Columbia University in Population and Family Health and Public Health Research Methods.
Simran Kaur
Simran Kaur was born, raised, and educated in Salt Lake City, Utah. With degrees in gender studies and chemistry, she is currently pursuing an MD at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Simran hopes to deliver and engage in culturally-relevant reproductive and sexual health care to minoritized populations.
Simran Singh Jain
Simran Singh Jain is a community activist and poet, currently working as a Youth Justice Specialist at the Center for Community Alternatives in Syracuse. She recently graduated Tulane University in New Orleans where she studied Political Science and Gender and Sexuality Studies. Her work focuses on violence prevention, reproductive justice, and restorative justice.
Sina Sam
Sina Sam is a Khmer American community organizer from Washington State. With intersectional education in Women's Studies and Public Policy, her advocacy work centers around violence prevention, reproductive health and SE Asian community needs. She is an experienced facilitator, lobbying for policies that benefit communities of color, orientation, immigration status and poverty. Passionate about intersectional justice, she is dedicated to strengthening and healing all our communities.
Soe Herman-Dunphy
Soe is a 4th year student at Hampshire College, studying biology, sexuality, and reproductive justice. At Hampshire, Soe co-leads a student group, Sexperts, that teaches peer sex education on campus. She is completing a year-long thesis project on sex culture and behavior on college campuses. Soe emphasizes consent as a central topic in her work as sex educator and is dedicated to survivor justice as an activist.
Sofía Monterroso
Sofía Monterroso is a sophomore at Mount Holyoke College, where she is currently working on a double major in Gender Studies and Romance Languages. As a queer Latina feminist with a passion for violence prevention, Sofia has found an incredible community within CLPP. When she’s not learning about reproductive justice at Hampshire, Sofia enjoys running workshops on partner abuse, applying feminist theory to every-day interactions, creating non-institutional pathways to safety, and crafting.
Sondra Dantzic
As a physician and a Hampshire College Alum (F81), Sondra Dantzic is delighted to return to the campus for CLPP Conference this year to share her passions: safe & legal provision of abortion and family planning for all, integrative medicine, and motherhood.
Sonia Mohammadzadah
Sonia Mohammadzadah is a senior English major and Anthropology minor at Mount Holyoke College, hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. She is pursuing a 5 College Certificate in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. Her academic interests include narrative non-fiction, identity politics, intersectional feminism, and reproductive liberation. Sonia is a RRASC alum, and was a communications intern with Advocates for Youth in Washington D.C. last summer.
Sonja Goetsch-Avila
Sonja joined justCARE as a Campus Coordinator in January, 2019, but has worked in the "realm of repro" since she was a peer educator in high school. In 2015, she worked as a Healthline Intern at ACCESS WHJ in Oakland, and later served as the Client Care Coordinator for the Women's Community Clinic in San Francisco. Sonja has a B.A. in Feminist Studies & Community Studies from UC Santa Cruz.
Sonja Miller
Sonja Miller is the Outreach and Faith Director for Texas Freedom Network, a grassroots political advocacy organization founded by Cecile Richards. Sonja directs TFN’s work with clergy and faith communities, with a focus on reproductive rights/justice. She manages Just Texas: Faith Voices for Reproductive Freedom, TFN’s project for creating culture change around abortion by countering the dominant toxic faith narrative in Texas.
Sophia Dantzic
As the daughter of an abortion provider and OB/GYN, Sophia Dantzic has always been interested in social justice. She's excited to attend this conference both to share her experiences and to learn more about CLPP and student activism.
Stacy Torres (She/Her)
Stacy Torres Is a politicized healer who is working to provide culturally-relevant care that is responsive to her communities’ needs.She strives to uplift people of color by fostering a (re)connection to past, present, and future generations through our healing legacies and community connections. ​
Steph McCreary (She/Her)
Steph McCreary works as the Doula Project Coordinator for Tewa Women United in rural northern New Mexico. As an instructor of Kundalini Yoga, she is interested in how embodiment, meditation, and healing practices can be woven into our work within the social & reproductive justice movements.
Stephanie Blaufarb
Stephanie Blaufarb became passionate about reproductive health during her Peace Corps service where she worked as a community health organizer for adolescent and women's health. Stephanie earned a BA/BS in international affairs from Northeastern University and an MPH from the CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College. Her focus at the Reproductive Health Access Project has been communications, patient decision aids, and provider training in reproductive health.
Stephanie Croney (She/Her)
Stephanie Croney is an If/When/How Policy Fellow at the Black Women's Health Imperative. She recently graduated from Howard University's School of Law. She is passionate about child advocacy, intimate partner violence, and family court/foster care/child welfare reform.
Stephanie J. Alvarado
Stephanie J. Alvarado is a radical queer Latina feminista poet born and raised in the Bronx, NY by way of Guayaquil, Ecuador. Since becoming politicized in her early adolescence around the power of community organizing, cultural, and artistic activism, she has worked at the intersections of youth organizing, reproductive justice, immigrant rights, racial justice, queer liberation, transnational feminism, and language justice. ¡Pa’lante Siempre Pa’lante!
Sung Yeon Choimorrow
Sung Yeon is a first generation immigrant working mom who is passionate about building power to create change so her daughter can live in a more just world than the one she inherited. Sung Yeon initially came to NAPAWF as it’s National Field Director with a vision to build infrastructure for building a robust base of community leaders who are most affected by the policy issues that NAPAWF works on, namely immigrant rights, economic justice, and reproductive right and health, using the reproductive justice framework. Sung Yeon has continued to lead NAPAWF with the vision of building power with Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) women and girls as she took on the role of Executive Director at NAPAWF. Under Sung Yeon’s leadership, NAPAWF has gone from one organizer (her!) to now a team of nine on the organizing team. Sung Yeon deeply believes that policies should be made by the people for the people and when people are equipped with tools to build power and create change, we will get the job done. Before working at NAPAWF, Sung Yeon was the Director of Organizing at Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) leading collaborative work with community organizations, unions and faith communities on worker organizing and worker justice public policy. Prior to IWJ, Sung Yeon was a Community Organizer at Asian American Institute where she helped organize the pan-Asian American community in Chicago to work together on presidential and mayoral elections, immigration reform, the state budget, and redistricting. Sung Yeon was born in South Korea and spent her childhood in Singapore and India. Sung Yeon came to the U.S. at the age of 18 to study Political Science and Urban Studies at Wheaton College in Wheaton, IL and earned an M.Div from McCormick Theological Seminary in Chicago. Sung Yeon is an Ordained Minister in the Presbyterian Church(U.S.A.). Sung Yeon is a board member of the Hana Center, a Chicago based organization that builds power with Korean Americans, immigrants, and multi-racial communities for just policies that impact immigrant families.
Susan Yannow MSW
Susan Yannow MSW is a cofounder of Women Help Women, an international organization that provides medication abortion services, and is the spokesperson for SASS – Self-Managed Abortion; Safe and Supported in the USA. She consults to the Later Abortion Initiative at Ibis Reproductive Health and coordinates EASE – Expanding Abortion Services in the South. She serves on the Boards of the ACLU of Massachusetts and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Susan Yanow
Susan Yanow is a cofounder of Women Help Women, an international organization that provides medication abortion services. She is the spokesperson for WHW’s USA project SASS (Self-managed Abortion; Safe and Supported). Susan also founded EASE (Expanding Abortion Services in the South) and coordinates the Later Abortion Initiative at Ibis Reproductive Health. She serves on the Boards of the ACLU of Massachusetts and Nurses for Sexual and Reproductive Health.
Susan Yanow M.S.W. (She/Her)
A long-time reproductive rights activist, Susan Yanow works to expand access to abortion domestically and internationally. She is a co-founder of Women Help Women, an international organization that provides abortion and contraception services and supports women who are self-managing their abortions, and also works with a number of domestic projects that focus on expanding access to abortion.
Susan Yanow MSW
A long-time reproductive rights activist, Susan Yanow works to expand access to abortion domestically and internationally through consulting projects with organizations including Ibis Reproductive Health, the Reproductive Health Access Project and Venture Strategies (VHSD). She is a cofounder of Women Help Women, an international organization that provides abortion and contraception services, and of the EASE Project (Expanding Abortion Services in the South) which is based in Alabama and Mississippi.
Susan Yanow, MSW
Susan Yanow works to expand access to abortion domestically and internationally. She is a cofounder of Women Help Women, an international organization that provides medication abortion services, and EASE (Expanding Abortion Services in the South). Susan coordinates the Later Abortion Initiative at Ibis Reproductive Health. She serves on the Boards of the ACLU of Massachusetts, Nurses for Sexual & Reproductive Health, and Social Workers for Reproductive Justice.
Sylvan Bachhuber
Sylvan Bachhuber is a first year Div II student studying global reproductive health and justice, anthropology, Spanish, and Arabic. She is focusing on the future of FP2020, an international family planning organization as a PopDev intern.
Sylvia Venus Shread
Sylvia Shread is a 16 year old Northampton High School student who participates in all social justice clubs at her school, including Environmental Club, Students of Color Alliance, Gender Sexuality Alliance, and International Women's Rights Club. She is also a co-leader of IWRC. With the help of other leaders she is organizing Social Justice Week which connects the clubs and works to teach NHS students about intersectionality.
Symone A. New
Symone New is The Doula Project's External Partnerships Coordinator and has practiced as a full-spectrum doula since 2010. In addition to her passion for reproductive justice, Symone enjoys cooking, reading, farmers markets, tea, and theater. In equal measure, Symone is a proud native New Yorker, CLPP and RRASC alum.
Symone New
Symone New is a full spectrum birth, abortion, and adoption doula. She has been a member of the Doula Project since 2010 and serves on the organization's Leadership Circle. Symone has a passion for spreading the doula model of care far and wide, and has worked with individuals and groups nationally and internationally. Symone is also a member of CLPP's Fundraising Advisory Board.
Syrus Marus (He/Him)
Syrus Marus is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus is a facilitator/designer at The Banff Centre and the inaugural artist in residence at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto. Syrus is a long time activist, and a core team member of Black Lives Matter - Toronto.
T. Omi Pennick
T. Omi Pennick, MPH is currently the Communications and Development Coordinator for SisterLove, Incorporated. She is a graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana and received her Master of Public Health from Tulane University in 2002. In the past, Tiffany has worked in the field of women’s and adolescent reproductive health with various private and non-profit entities including Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, the National Institute of Health, Messages of Empowerment Productions, LLC, Agenda for Children, and HERO for Children. She has helped to design, implement, and disseminate various Evidenced Based Interventions both nationally and internationally in Atlanta, Georgia, St. Marteen, Netherland Antilles, and in Cape Town and Durban, South Africa.
T.K. Tunchez (She/Her)
T.K. Tunchez is a full-time, multi-media working artist, market organizer, and stone worker. Her main spiritual and artistic discipline is currently focused on creating healing wearable art pieces that incorporate stone allies through her business, Las Ofrendas. She is a budding birth attendant, a mama of two amazing young people, and organizes markets that use alternative economic models to support women and community organizations.
Tabitha Skervin (Zie/Zir)
Tabitha Skervin is a Jamaican-born femme living on occupied Lenni-Lenape territory (i.e. Philadelphia). For the past 7 years, Tabitha has been organizing for environmental and social justice, grounding zir’s approach in a vision for collective liberation. Tabitha is currently Community Mobilization Coordinator at Women's Medical Fund, leading the fund’s advocacy efforts to eliminate all barriers to abortion access.
Taja Lindley
Taja Lindley is an artist based in Brooklyn. She is the founder of Colored Girls Hustle, and a member of Echoing Ida and Harriet's Apothecary. // ColoredGirlsHustle.com // TajaLindley.com
Taja Lindley
Taja Lindley is an artist creating socially engaged artwork that reflects and transforms audiences, shifts culture and moves people to action. She is the founder of Colored Girls Hustle, and a member of Echoing Ida and Harriet's Apothecary.
Taja Lindley (She/Her)
Taja Lindley is a healer, artist, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the Founder and Managing Member of Colored Girls Hustle, and a member of Echoing Ida and Harriet's Apothecary. Her writing has appeared in EBONY, Salon, Rewire and YES! Magazine. www.TajaLindley.com / www.ColoredGirlsHustle.com
Tamika Middleton
Tamika Middleton is an organizer, birthworker, and homeschooling mama. She is passionate about and active in struggles that affect Black women’s lives. She sometimes performs as a member of The NALO Movement. She is also passionate about birthing and healing, and is the coordinator of Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective.
Tammy Nyden
Tammy Nyden is President & Co-founder of Mothers on the Frontline, a non-profit dedicated to children's mental health advocacy and caregiver healing through storytelling. She is also an Associate Professor of Philosophy at Grinnell College.
Taylor Martinez
I am Taylor Martinez, I am currently a junior at the University of Texas at El Paso in their nursing program. I am planning on becoming a nurse practitioner as an OBGYN or WHP. I am part of the Fronterizx Community Project whose goal is to propose a new sex ed policy be placed in high schools, of which I am very proud to be a part of.
Teddy Wilson
Teddy Wilson is a Research Analyst for reproductive justice, focusing on the conservative movement and Religious Right’s strategies and discourses to restrict access to reproductive health and rights. Wilson previously worked as a reporter for Rewire.News, Free Speech Radio News, and the American Independent News Network.
Teodora Mejía Gaspar (She/Her)
Teodora Mejia Gaspar is a Mexican woman who has lived in Phoenix for 8 years. She is a grandmother and mother of two DACAmented daughters, a migrant, a woman of faith, an activist, and program coordinator for Family Acceptance with Trans Queer Pueblo. She works with migrant families of color to bring them on the journey toward LGBTQ migrant justice based on the principles of LOVE and ROOTED CULTURE.
Thanu Yakupitiyage (She/Her)
Thanu Yakupitiyage is a long-time immigrant rights activist, media professional, and cultural organizer based in New York City. She worked for the New York Immigration Coalition for close to seven years where she headed the organization's communications and media relations strategy. Through her work at NYIC, she became an immigration policy expert, using her skills in media and communications to shift narratives on immigration and immigrants themselves. She was a lead organizer in recent efforts to push back against Trump's executive orders in his first week in office that mandated a Muslim Ban and increased enforcement and raids against immigrant communities. Most recently, she has taken on the role of managing U.S Communications for 350.org and bringing a migration perspective to the critical work of climate justice. Thanu has an MA in communications from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and a BA in critical media studies and international development from Hampshire College.
Tiara Mack
Tiara is a passionate organizer and advocate for reproductive health, rights and justice and has been an active intern and volunteer for Planned Parenthood over the last several years. She has advocated and spoken out at the RI State House for the Reproductive Health Care Act/Reproductive Privacy Act and the Doula bill in the 2019 legislative session. She also has experience teaching sex education in Providence schools as an undergraduate in the Brown University SHAPE (Sexual Health Advocacy through Peer Education) program.
Tiffany Cook
Tiffany E. Cook’s reproductive justice framework comes from a hodgepodge of experience in health care, medical and sex education, abortion funding, and full spectrum doula care. She currently lives in Brooklyn and is the Training and Professional Development Coordinator for Diversity Affairs at NYU School of Medicine. When she’s not passionately advocating for social justice might find her cake decorating, gaming or posting on social media.
Tiffany Panko
As a researcher in her last year as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Rochester, Tiffany Panko is passionate about reproductive justice, especially for deaf women like herself who use American Sign Language. Tiffany holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences degree and an MBA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She earned her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Rochester.
Tiffany Tai
Tiffany Tai is the Member Support Coordinator at the National Network of Abortion Funds, where she provides organizational development and capacity-building support to abortion funds across the country. She is also a founding member of the Boston chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women's Forum. Tiffany is a RRASC alum and UMass Amherst alum.
Tijuana Jefferson
Tijuana Jefferson, M.A. SisterReach Programs and Contracts Manager
Tina Vasquez
Tina Vasquez is a journalist whose work focuses on racial injustice, immigration, and reproductive justice. Currently, she is the gender justice reporter at Prism. Her work has appeared in the New York Review of Books, NPR, and The Nation. She is based in North Carolina.
Toni M Bond Leonard
Toni Bond Leonard is one of the founding mothers of the reproductive justice movement. Toni is a womanist theo-ethicist whose scholarship focuses on the intersection of religion and reproductive justice. She currently works at Physicians for Reproductive Health as Director of its Partnership for Abortion Provider Safety.
Toni M. Bond Leonard
One of the founding RJ mothers, Toni Bond Leonard has been an advocate for reproductive health, rights and justice since 1990. A scholar, Toni's current scope of work focuses on creating theologies of RJ and the ethics of reproduction.
Toni M. Bond Leonard (She/Her)
Toni Bond Leonard is a reproductive justice activist and womanist ethicist who works at the intersection of religion and reproductive justice. She is one of the twelve founding mothers who coined the term "reproductive justice" in 1994. She has worked in the reproductive health, rights, and justice movements for the past 25 years and has led an abortion fund, co-founded one of the first black women's reproductive justice groups, Black Women for Reproductive Justice, and has chaired the boards of the National Network of Abortion Funds and SisterSong. She is currently a member of the Advisory Committee for CLPP.
Tope Fadiran
Tope Fadiran is a writer and researcher whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in American culture. She is a research fellow with Political Research Associates, a progressive social justice think tank. Her work has been featured on TIME.com, The Guardian, Salon, Bitch Magazine, and other outlets.
Tope Fadiran (She/Her)
Tope Fadiran is a writer whose work addresses the intersections of race, gender, and sexuality in American culture. She is a research fellow with Political Research Associates, a progressive social justice think tank. Her work has been featured on TIME.com, The Guardian, Salon, Bitch Magazine, and other outlets.
Tyrece Williams
Tyrece Williams, a First-Generation Black Puerto Rican student at the University of North Texas, acts on the Exec Board of the Reproductive Rights Organization of Student Educators (ROSE) where he seeks to build knowledge of reproductive justice within the student body. Tyrece envisions becoming a social worker to provide social services to LGBTQ+ people of forced migration.
Urooba Ahmed Fatima
Urooba Fatima is Division III student at Hampshire College. She is concentrating in Anthropology and Public Health. Her Div III project focuses on exploring connections between menstrual equity and education equity in Karachi, Pakistan. She is a member of Clinton Global Initiative University's Class of 2020 where she is working on setting up a social enterprise to manufacture eco-friendly menstrual products for a small community.
Vanessa Flores (She/Her)
Vanessa Flores is a 17 year old Mexican-American high school senior from East Harlem, New York City. She is part of East Harlem Tutorial Program. Through this program she has done work in media studies such as EHT-TV and Tribeca Teaches where she promoted issues currently facing her community.
Verónica Bayetti Flores (She/Her)
Verónica Bayetti Flores is a writer, consultant, and cultural critic. She has led national policy and movement building work at the intersections of immigrants’ rights, health care access, police accountability, and LGBTQ liberation. She is co-host of Latinx music podcast Radio Menea, Managing Partner at the Center for Advancing Innovative Policy, and Co-President of the Board of Directors of the National Network of Abortion Funds.
Veronika V Granado
Veronika, a Hispanic woman, a storyteller with Youth Testify testifying to her own abortion, a program created by the National Network of Abortion Funds along with Advocates for youth. A NARAL Next Gen leader. A Jane Mentor for Jane's Due Process about the judicial bypass process.
Victoria St. Clair
Victoria St. Clair is a graduate of CUNY Brooklyn College where she studied Sociology, Health and Nutrition, and Public Health. She became very involved on campus to bridge the gap between available resources and students' access to them. She acted as a peer mentor and a tutor at the college. She has assisted various administrative departments in higher education to create a process that provides the most efficient services to her peers.
Victoria St. Clair
Victoria St. Clair is a graduate of CUNY Brooklyn College where she studied Sociology, Health and Nutrition, and Public Health. She became very involved on campus to bridge the gap between available resources and students' access to them. She acted as a peer mentor and a tutor at the college. As a result of her passion to create an equal and accessible learning environment for her peers, as well as her scholarly achievements, she was selected to be featured in various publications on the college's website, newspaper, and social media pages. She has assisted various administrative departments in higher education to create a process that provides the most efficient services to students.
Wendy Davis (She/Her)
Wendy Davis is a former Texas State Senator. Known for her 13 hour filibuster to stop a sweeping anti-abortion bill, Davis founded Deeds Not Words last year to empower young women as the next generation of gender equity activists.
Whitney Peoples (She/Her)
With fifteen years experience in feminist and critical race research, activism, and teaching, Dr. Whitney Peoples has spoken and written on the intersections of race, gender, and popular culture. She has published critical essays on topics including hip-hop feminism, advertising for oral contraceptives, and representations of women in African American film.
Wilberthe Pilate (She/Her)
Wilberthe Pilate is registered nurse who cares for newly postpartum mothers and parents and people experiencing high-risk pregnancy conditions. She is also an abortion doula with the Boston Doula Project. She loves thinking and talking about healing, magic, birth, and death. She’s a Pisces sun/Capricorn moon/Sagittarius rising. She got her Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing from Umass Amherst in 2014.
Willa Sippel
Willa Sippel is a student, activist, and passionate feminist from Western Mass. She is co-president of Northampton High School's Feminist Collective, and a member of the Student Union. She is also involved with the area's arts and activism scene. This past February she played with her band at the Northampton Women's March. And she couldn't be more honored and excited to be here at CLPP!
Willie J. Parker
Dr. Willie Parker is an advocate of reproductive, social, racial, and gender justice who seeks to model healthy, inclusive, non-patriarchal masculinity while working for change.
Winnie Ye
Winnie Ye is a Brooklyn born and bred policy advocate, activist, and organizer. She currently works in policy and strategic partnerships at the National Institute of Reproductive Health (NIRH) and serves on the board of the New York City chapter of the National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum (NAPAWF).
Xautle Alba-Pizaña (They/Them)
Xautle Alba-Pizaña is a multiply disabled entity, pushing for single issue efforts to be developed into movements that see the human experience as complex as it truly is.
Xavier T. de Janon
Xavier is a current law student and organizer committed to prison abolition and supporting social movements with the most oppressed. He has experience working in immigration, criminal justice, and queer spaces, and aspires to become a movement lawyer in the footsteps of Evelyn Williams and Oscar Acosta. Xavier is currently based in Oakland, CA.
Xochitl Lopez-Ayala
Xochitl lives in Homer with her husband and their dogs. Currently, her focus is on advocating for all Alaskans’ right to safe, accessible reproductive health services. She has been working to ensure these rights are represented & protected via the legislative session. On top of full time employment, she is holding positions on Board of Directors; Vice President of Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC) & Northwest Abortion Access Fund (NWAAF).
Yabundu Conteh (She/Her)
Yabundu Conteh is a senior at Democracy Prep Charter High School in Harlem, NY. Since attending Sadie Nash Leadership Project’s Summer Institute in 2013, Yabundu has become an unapologetic black woman ready to shake things up and incite change! She is a proud ELLA Fellow and 2016 Bezos Scholar. Her current work includes tackling gentrification in Harlem through the use of multimedia and dialogue.
Yamani Hernandez
Yamani Hernandez is the Executive Director of the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), an organization that builds the capacity and power of grassroots member organizations and leverages their direct access to abortion seekers across the country for cultural and political change. She is a member of the Strong Families leadership team and a writer for Echoing Ida, a program of Forward Together.
Yana Tallon-Hicks
Yana Tallon-Hicks is a sex writer and educator, former CLPP RRASC grant recipient, and a Hampshire graduate. Yana studies Marriage & Family Therapy at Antioch University on her path to becoming a sex therapist. Her sex writing has been published locally and nationally and can be found weekly in her sex column, The V-Spot, in the Valley Advocate. Connect with her at yanatallonhicks.com, and on Instagram @the_vspot.
Yana Tallon-Hicks
Yana Tallon-Hicks is a therapist, sex columnist, and a consent, sex and sexuality writer and educator living in Northampton, MA. She is a graduate of Hampshire College where she studied LGBTQ+ community and sex education, and is a RRASC alum. Her work centers around the belief that pleasure-positive and consent-based sex education can positively impact our lives and the world.
Yaneris González Gómez
Yaneris González Gómez has been an activist for over 15 years working with grassroots organizations and community groups on issues such as human rights, gender based violence, youth’s sexual and reproductive health and rights, HIV and AIDS and vulnerabilized communities, LGBTQQI+ rights, racism, immigrant rights, and more. Yaneris is an “artivist” using arts for justice.
Yashica Robinson, MD
Dr. Yashica Robinson is the medical director of Alabama Women’s Center for Reproductive Alternatives. She is the primary provider of second trimester abortion care in Alabama, while running a busy solo OBGYN practice. Robinson received her Doctor of Medicine from Morehouse School of Medicine. She completed her internship and residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at University of Alabama, Birmingham. She is a comprehensive women’s health specialist.
Yong Chan Miller
Yong Chan Miller lives in Oakland, CA, and is the executive director of Surge. She has worked in social justice movements for over 20 years primarily at the intersections of race, class, and gender.
Yong Chan Miller
Yong Chan Miller (She/Her or They/Them)
Yong Chan Miller has been working at the intersections of economic, racial, and reproductive justice for over 20 years. She lives in Oakland, CA.
Yveka Pierre
Yveka Pierre is a Haitian born system fighting lawyer, and litigation counsel at SIA Legal Team. She is a proud trouble-making litigator who cut her teeth in the legal field as a public defender. She strives every day to uphold the dignity and humanity of folx navigating systems that were created to dehumanize.
zahra alabanza, cassius and marley
Zahra is a life enthusiast. She is a mother, organizer, creative, and adventurer. A project starting, wandering, overlover and outdoor junkie. She utilizes space curation, outdoor adventure, food justice, yoga(ing), and being a creative as the root of her community organizing efforts to enhance the quality of life among Black folk. Her work centers Black women and children and meets at the intersection of justice, living in one's values, healing, quality of life and Black Liberation. She is humbly a co-visionary of the Anna Julia Cooper Learning and Liberation Center where her insights and skills further the development of liberatory living and learning spaces. Currently she serves as the Conference Organizer for the Money for Our Movements National Conference, Co-Founder of Black Freedom Outfitters, and Red, Bike and Green-Atlanta. Cassius is the eldest of the #cassiusandmarley brother duo. He uses cooking, his artistic abilities, and humor to make people happy. He enjoys playing basketball and riding his penny board. In his spare time he likes planting garlic. marley is the youngest in the #cassiusandmarley brother duo. He loves people and talking. He likes drawing, building lego cities, and sharing random facts. He is excited about learning how to build and draw better.
Zil Goldstein
Zoe Lemos
Zoe Ridolfi-Starr
Zoe Ridolfi-Starr is an activist, writer, and educator focused on sexual violence, health, pleasure, and power. Zoe is the Deputy Director at Know Your IX, a survivor- and youth-driven organization working to end gender violence in schools. She graduated from Columbia University in 2015, where she was a complainant in the Title IX complaint against her school and involved in organizing against violence on campus.
Zoe Ridolfi-Starr
Zoe is an advocate for gender equity and a fair legal system in New York. She serves on the Sex Education Alliance of NYC as the co-chair of policy. Previously, Zoe ran a youth advocacy program focused homelessness and the justice system, and served as Deputy Director of Know Your IX, where she trained student activists and led legislative advocacy efforts to address gender violence on campus. Her writing on sex and justice has been published in the Yale Law Journal, New York Daily News, ReWire, and other outlets.
Zoe Rinchen Lemos
Zoe Rinchen Lemos is a freshman at PVPA. She is a feminist singer songwriter focussed on social justice issues She spent time at Standing Rock in 2017, and has spent her summers busking in Northampton raising money for the LGBT Asylum Taskforce.