We remember Nawal El Saadawi, the renowned Egyptian feminist, physician, writer and activist, as our charismatic and outspoken mentor.
In Illinois, there are no phases for inmates. There is indefinite lockdown. Inmates are not receiving proper medical attention and the system denies their mothers information about their children’s existing symptoms or whether or not they might survive.
Mothers of police violence are not merely biological extensions of their children, who exist only to nurture them through life and cry and grieve through their child’s pain. They are revolutionaries.
By integrating the work of grief, nurture and care with their ongoing fight for justice, these women are the kinds of activists we need to have leading the way.