What is "Forward Stance" Anyway?

August 13, 2014

So what exactly is this "Forward Stance" thing that you hear us talk about? The Forward Stance Leadership model is a mind-body approach that cultivates fierce individuals, effective organizations, and powerful movements that strengthen our families and communities. It is an empowering way to learn...

Forward Together at 25: #buildingpower so all families can thrive

August 7, 2014

As we commemorate our 25th anniversary, Forward Together's Executive Director, Eveline Shen, reflects on where we were, where we are, and where we are headed.Twenty five years ago, our founders recognized that while all women need rights and  resources to insure their reproductive health, too...

Echoing Ida Educates Us on the History of Gynecology the Impact on Black Women's Bodies

July 28, 2014

Last week, Echoing Ida writers Cynthia Greenlee and Gloria Malone showed us the impact that history has on our present day views of Black women's bodies and the way we treat them. At The Guardian, Cynthia Greenlee discussed the recent Johns Hopkins Health System settlement that saw a $190 million...

August 20th, 2014

Youth voices are powerful! We need your help to continue training young leaders to be strong advocates in their communities. Please support our Forward Together Youth work by donating to our 25th anniversary campaign: http://forwardtogether.org/ #FTat25


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By joining Forward Together's Youth program, Fiona Tang found a safe and supportive space where she learned to speak up for herself and speak out for her community. She was one of the youth organizers who got comprehensive sex education into the Oakland Unified School District, and now she's a Gates Millennial Scholar! Help us continue to lift up the next generation of leaders by donating to 25th anniversary campaign: http://forwardtogether.org/

August 20th, 2014

"You can’t legislate good communication between families, and you certainly won’t do it by forcing young people to seek unsafe abortion care." Great piece from #EchoingIda's Renee Bracey Sherman about what parental notification laws mean for families in Illinois and around the country.


The Danger of Parental Notification of Abortion Laws
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“There was a 16-year-old girl named Gabby, and she ended up getting pregnant,” a young woman’s voice begins to tell us. Her words are set to beats and rhymes on a SoundCloud recording…

August 19th, 2014

Thanks to Health Initiatives for Youth (HIFY) for celebrating our 25th anniversary and blogging about the power of collaboration and community to uplift youth organizers! #buildingpower #FTat25


Forward Together at 25: The Power of Collaboration and Community
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As we commemorate Forward Together's 25th anniversary , we are celebrating the work of our vario...

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