Three years ago, I got an IUD after trying a couple different brands of the pill. In an era of regressive health-care policy, I’m afraid I may not be able to afford a replacement of my preferred contraceptive method.
Gov. McCrory and state leaders talk about protecting women, but they should be concerned with protecting the safety of all residents, especially the most vulnerable: transgender residents.
I’m a woman that grew up in the church and I’ve has always struggled with my spirituality. For me, Beyonce’s latest work Lemonade is theologically and spiritually freeing.
When Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown announced her recent series of community forums, she said she wanted to build relationships and enlighten and empower the community.
MLK did not advocate for peaceful protest.
As a young Black woman of reproductive age, an advocate for my local Planned Parenthood, and a faith leader in the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church, I can no longer watch as the communities I love are threatened and harmed.
I ask about 100 people, either by phone or by knocking on doors, the…
While many Black women do breastfeed, some unapologetically so, there is a running list as to why other Black mothers choose not to. For one, Black mothers are less likely to be encouraged by hospitals to breastfeed, typically the first point of contact for breastfeeding education. And many Black mothers are in under-resourced communities, where breastfeeding is discouraged or just outright impossible due to a lack of support.
I don’t want to pray for Charleston. I can’t. I am an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, yet, prayer doesn’t seem like enough. I need action. I need change.
It makes perfect sense that Black churches would speak about this specific reproductive issue, because for Black women, reproductive health disparities are stark.