We’ve allowed our fear and the stigma associated with illness and poverty to silence our stories, and that silence is literally killing us.
Women of color are less likely to have access to appropriate emergency contraceptives.
In our culture and in our politics, generalizations about teenage sexuality, pregnancy, and parenting are too often used to reinforce a negative narrative and to score points.
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.
It’s an ongoing problem, but what do we do about it?
“From my perspective, what is amazing about this story is that the abortion is not the beginning or end of the story—the way we usually tell abortion stories.”
I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge that Black women did not have access to the vote until our gender caught up with our race with the Voting Rights Act of 1965.