Many in the black community have fought for reproductive justice — but we’re often left out of the story.
If my friends and I were lucky, sometimes we heard about George Washington Carver, who invented peanut butter, or the Tuskegee Airmen. But one thing was constant: The people we heard about were almost always male.
Fannie Lou Hamer’s legacy continues through a number of Black women farmers and Black women farmer-owned cooperatives across the rural South.
What exactly does a “good ally” look like?
Despite reproductive justice being rooted within the experiences of women of color, white reproductive justice organizations claim to struggle with “diversity” or “finding” women of color with which to collaborate.
I frequently hear variations on these themes: “abortion is a white feminist thing,” “black people are against abortion,” or “abortion is black genocide.”