We’ve allowed our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty to silence our stories, and that silence is literally killing us.
We are writing from and to our own communities: because we deserve to know the truth about our own health disparities.
Whether trying to get a basic doctor’s visit, mental health services, or HIV/AIDS related care, Black trans* people have an uphill and often dangerous battle.
Black women—regardless of their income or education levels—are more likely than their white counterparts to experience poor pregnancy outcomes.
Those of us who are uninsured aren’t ignoring our health—we’re making the best of what’s available.
Many people don’t know that almost half of the counties in California don’t have an accessible abortion provider, and 22 percent of counties don’t have a provider at all.
“Do you have insurance?” the nurse asked me as I checked in for my abortion.
When I found a lump in my breast several years ago, I couldn’t bear to tell my mother.
If we truly believe that all people should have the ability to make the best decisions for themselves and to determine the course of their lives, we should take action to promote individual freedom and facilitate exercising of personal autonomy.