Lessons for Moving Forward

Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned while working in the field.

Here are some of the lessons I’ve learned while working in the field. Sadly, since we seem to be losing ground in the reproductive battlefield, a return to some of the basics can’t hurt.

  • NORMALIZE sexual and reproductive health at every age and stage of our lives.
  • ELEVATE the voices and stories of those most directly impacted.
  • MAKE AMPLE ROOM at the decision-making tables for women of color.
  • ANTI-BLACKNESS in general and MISOGYNOIR in particular are pervasive and pernicious, even in progressive movements.
  • BUILD intersectional solidarity among communities. CONSPIRE—move beyond being an ally to being
    a co-conspirator.
  • VOTE in every election, large and small.
  • JUDICIAL RACES MATTER, at every level of government.

art by Rachel Levit

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