reproductive justice

Jun 29

Pride Month: Janet Mock

In 2014, Janet Mock took over the media with her memoir Redefining Realness. The memoir debuted on the New York Times Bestsellers List, the first to be written from the perspective of a young trans person. As a writer, Janet has never intended to become an activist or an advocate—while those words are attributed to her,…

Jun 22

Pride Month: Carmen Vazquez

I imagine a world where all children will have the knowledge and access to technology and sexual health that our scientific community is capable of providing right now. I imagine a world without AIDS. I imagine a world where health care, social security and other benefits are not tied to marriage. I imagine a world…

Jun 19

Happy Pride Month!

The early hours of June 28, 1969, became a turning point for the LGBT community in the streets of New York City’s West Village. What initially began as a raid by the NYPD of the infamous mafia-run bar, Stonewall Inn, became a series of violent protests that lasted for six days. It quickly turned into…

Jun 14

Pride Month: Nadine Smith

“The attacks on access to abortion and birth control are driven overwhelmingly by the same  people who deny the rights of the LGBT community. They believe their doctrine and ideology, not our own, should control our bodies and our sexuality at all times. There can be no freedom without sovereignty over our own person.” The…

Jun 08

Pride Month: Marsha P. Johnson

 The Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street in New York City, is the first LGBT National Historic Landmark in American history, however the battle for LGBT rights in that part of town has gone on for much longer. In 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, arrested patrons who were known to be LGBT on questionable charges…

May 25

AAPI Heritage Month: Judy Chu

“We are sick and tired of Republicans’ relentless attacks on every aspect of people’s private lives. This proposed rule demonstrates a callous disregard for the wellbeing of American women and families. From pushing an ideological abstinence-only agenda and denying low-income families access to contraceptives, to completely ignoring the rule of law and precedents established under…

May 18

AAPI Heritage Month: Mary Chung Hayashi

Mary Hayashi saw a wide gap existing between Asian-Americans, healthcare and policy and sought to close it. She was voted to the California State Assembly in 2006 and represented the 18th Assembly District. As a fierce healthcare advocate, she authored multiple bills to ensure that the population of California was able to access the healthcare…

May 15

From Abortion Rights to Social Justice

On the weekend of April 14, Reproductive Health Access Project (RHAP) team members (staff, fellows, and interns) attended the 37th annual  From Abortion Rights to Social Justice: Building the Movement for Reproductive Freedom Conference at Hampshire College. The conference aims to “…inspire, educate, train and support new activists and leadership to secure reproductive and sexual rights, freedom,…

May 11

AAPI Heritage Month: Lisa Factora-Borchers

“Reproductive Justice has so many ports to enter and participate, and now more than ever, it is imperative for people of all genders and backgrounds to have access to and advocate for reproductive health care for all. My work focuses specifically on working with and advocating for women of color, particularly survivors of sexual abuse,…