Forward Together at 25: #BuildingPower Nationwide

September 17, 2014

During our 25th anniversary celebration, we focused on the importance of building power so all families can thrive. We know that Forward Together would not be sustainable without the work and support of colleagues from around the country to push for the policy changes and culture shift we need to...

Forward Together at 25: The Power of Reproductive Justice

September 15, 2014

The following post is part of our 25th anniversary blog series, and is written by Eveline Shen, Executive Director of Forward Together. When I first came to Forward Together, then Asians and Pacific Islanders for Reproductive Health, I stepped into our 600 square foot office in Oakland's...

Forward Together at 25: Black-Asian Collaboration and Interracial Solidarity

September 12, 2014

This post is part of our 25th Anniversary blog series and is written by Echoing Ida's Cynthia R. Greenlee.When I first joined the black women's writing collective Echoing Ida, I wondered why an organization such as Forward Together (which started as Asian Communities for Reproductive Justice) would...

November 20th, 2014

"I believe that the constant messaging of inevitable violence is chipping away at my sisters and siblings, and in my efforts as a writer and storyteller, I aim to strike a balance and amplify not just our struggles but our triumphs to show that we, poor-raised trans women of color, are active agents in our survival rather than mere inactive objects of exile and extinguish. Often times, it seems we, poor-raised trans women of color, are more valued by this movement in death than we are in life." -Janet Mock #fightfortranslives #TDOR14

Celebrating Living Trans Women on Transgender Day of Remembrance | Janet Mock
Janet Mock chose to be silent on TDOR in an effort to raise awareness about how we frame trans women of color as inactive victims of violence.

November 20th, 2014

The amazing women of #EchoingIda have been doing a beautiful job documenting and reporting on Black women and their experiences with sexual and reproductive health.
Jasmine reports on the ways in which Black women, women of color and allies fought back against the ways in which anti-choicers tried to pigeon hole the abortion experience of Lakisha Wilson:

Elizabeth's We Need Doula Care to Achieve Reproductive Justice article has been getting a lot of love lately.

Advancing Reproductive Justice for Black Women and Women of Color in Cleveland
Recent efforts by reproductive justice organizations in Cleveland, including New Voices Cleveland, show that women will not stand idly by and watch their rights be taken away or have others—be it mainstream media outlets, anti-choice organizations, or anti-woman politicians—dictate their health and…

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