Damillia and Gaylon break down what CAF's Leadership Group, "My Voice, My Choice," does.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Last Thursday I hosted my very first educational forum. The focus was reproductive justice and what it is and how it affects low-income, marginalized women. It was held in Englewood because that is an area I have lived in for years and it was down the street from Roberson High School. Roberson High School has a 1 in 8 teen pregnancy/ teen mother rate. That statistic alone should be reason enough to see the importance and need for comprehensive sex ed in our schools. Not only in our schools but in our homes. In this day and age, how young is too young to teach our children about sex? We know it's not in our schools so we have to start sooner. I keep hearing crazy things about our youth that I would never even imagine. Very disturbing but I'll post it tomorrow when I have more accurate information. Just posting some thoughts, till then stay blessed!
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Last Monday Nicole and I had the opportunity to sit on a panel at a conference. The panel was titled "Listening to the Women We Serve". It was my first time and I was both excited and nervous. Once I started talking I kept going on and on, which was great, because that was the point. I tried really hard to shed light on the struggles women like me face everyday with reproductive health issues. I will always have a story to tell because I live this day in and day out. I wanted the audience to understand why it's important for them to listen to it. We need to be seen, heard and be a part of the reproductive justice movement! That was the first of many panels to come, hopefully:) Peace!