“Sometimes I think of the cost of raising a child all the way to adulthood—and since I know I can’t instantly pay my mom back hundreds of thousands of dollars, I can at least pay her back in a sincere doodle.”
Today we mourn the passing of Toni Morrison—a beacon who shined light on the truth and inspired the world by giving voice to Black women’s triumphs and tribulations. She touched our hearts, inspired our pride and moved us to action.
With only two questions asked about women’s rights in the first debates, Mothering Justice wanted to ensure the voices of mothers and women of color were heard the second time around. “If they are going to ask for our vote,” Danielle Atkinson, founding director, declared at a pre-debate panel, “they are going to have to answer our questions.”
At this critical time when women’s health and rights are under unprecedented attack, McGill Johnson is a welcomed ally and valuable advocate for reproductive justice. As Black women, we stand with her and look forward to continuing our partnership in the fight for women’s health, rights and justice.
“Wherever you go, women are the same in our needs. We need the same support, love and village. Our NOLA pop-up was further proof that we need more Jane Clubs.
This Disney remake needs more than just a “black mermaid.” We need a story with a black feminist imagination.
At times, the experience of reading “PATSY” was like looking in a mirror.
“As Black women, we understand how it feels to be stripped of our rights. We know the pain of having our children torn from our arms. We are intimately familiar with the systematic attacks on our rights, our families and our lives. We stand in solidarity with immigrants and all people of color in demanding that America live up to its promise of liberty and justice for all.”
“We need to understand that style and adornment have always been central to a feminist project and how feminists have defined themselves or pushed back against normative readings of the body.”
Denying access to legal abortion denies us full citizenship. It’s another way to disempower us. And Black women are disparately impacted by these attacks.