While New Year’s resolutions tend to be focused on individual goals like fitness, wellness or self-care, Sistersong, a women of color reproductive justice collective based in Atlanta, decided to take a different approach this year. The collective invited folks to share their reproductive justice resolutions using the #RJResolutions hashtag, which trended on twitter yesterday (January 1).
The result is an inspirational series of social justice goals and approaches that illustrate just how many seemingly unconnected issues fall under the reproductive justice umbrella. We picked seven of our favorites that highlight the work ahead for 2018.
— SisterSong (@SisterSong_WOC) January 1, 2018
— COLOR (@colorlatina) January 1, 2018
— NLIRH RAL TX (@TXLatinas) January 1, 2018
— NARAL (@NARAL) January 1, 2018
— UltraViolet (@UltraViolet) January 1, 2018
#Medicaid is critically important, including its coverage of #maternitycare & #familyplanning. We vow to keep defending this program against cuts & other attacks. #RJResolutions pic.twitter.com/tDI9jE2pPf
— Guttmacher Institute (@Guttmacher) January 1, 2018
Black women are judged for having children, demonized for seeking abortion and stigmatized for seeking pleasure. #RJresolutions: We will challenge any policy that denies bodily autonomy or limits access to healthcare.
— SisterLove, Inc. (@SisterLove_Inc) January 1, 2018