Posts Tagged ‘reproductive justice’

10/21/2020

Spotlight on Spectrum: The Other Clinic

Let’s Celebrate a Victory! Healthcare for Trans Persons and Repro Justice This month we are highlighting a positive development in the reproductive justice landscape in Mississippi: We have a new gender affirming hormone therapy practice, Spectrum: The Other Clinic, based in Hattiesburg! RJ means giving repro healthcare, rights, and justice for EVERYONE. Access to this essential medical […]

08/21/2020

The Language of “Repro”

What’s the difference between reproductive health and reproductive rights? And what is reproductive justice? We hear these questions off and on, and maybe you’ve wondered yourself! Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice Organizations and individuals in the “repro” movement work within one or more of these frameworks. We thought we’d share a few basic definitions and resources to […]

07/24/2020

Reproductive Justice and Dignity in Pop Culture

Pop culture and media often shape how we think about the world. As we escape indoors from the summer heat and unrelenting pandemic, look for how issues related to reproductive freedom and dignity are portrayed in the media we consume. What are the stories being told? Who’s telling them? What questions are they asking? How […]

05/15/2020

Childcare: Our Unspoken Crisis

The Childcare Situation is Dire. Let’s Talk About It. Schools are closed, camps are canceled, and many daycares are closed as well. Working parents are expected to continue to work full-time and also become care-givers for their children. Even though our society does not recognize care-giving as valid work that deserves fair pay, providing care is […]

03/18/2019

Honoring Mississippi’s Change Makers

Fannie Lou Hamer once said, “You don’t run away from problems–you just face them.” Throughout our nation’s history Mississippi women, particularly women of color, have been standing up and speaking out for change. On March 9, 2019, a powerful group of organizations and individuals came together on the Coast to celebrate International Women’s Day with […]

01/17/2019

January Resource Review: 5 Titles to Add to Your 2019 Reading list

  Did you know that reading more books ranks as the seventh most popular New Year’s resolution that people make? That’s one goal that we can get behind! Whether you have committed to reading more in 2019 and are looking for books to add to your to-read list–or if you simply want to gain a better understanding […]

11/20/2018

Paying for Child Care in Mississippi

$4,863. That was the average annual cost of child care for Mississippi parents back in 2014. For full-time workers paid the state’s minimum hourly wage of $7.25, infant care would account for more than 30% of their monthly income–and that’s before taxes. With this high price tag coupled with no national paid parental leave policy, […]

10/15/2018

Called to Resist: Honoring the Legacy of the Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion

The faithful activism of Rev. Bill Kirby, a United Methodist pastor who helped lead the Missouri Clergy Consultation Service on Abortion, is tied to his long-held belief that God is love. Guided by Jesus’s commandment to “Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor as yourself,” Rev. Kirby felt called to assist nearly two […]

06/26/2018

Highlighting Our Faith + Reproductive Justice Partners

Everyday we’re inspired by the tireless efforts of so many advocates to improve the lives of women, girls, and families in Mississippi and beyond.  To honor that work, this month we are highlighting three of our colleague organizations working at the intersections of faith and reproductive health, rights, and justice: Exhale, the Religious Institute, and […]

05/24/2018

Compassionate Care Training in Jackson

In partnership with the Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice (RCRC), Faith in Women co-hosted and co-facilitated a two-day training called “Space for Grace: Compassionate Care for Reproductive Decision and Loss” in Jackson, MS. The training curriculum was developed by RCRC as both an expansion and adaptation of previous training programs that historically centered on “pastoral […]