Last week the country took one shameful, regressive step back to a time when anyone who wasn’t a white man was a second class citizen. I typically have levity for most situations but in just one afternoon the Supreme Court snatched away a woman’s rights and bodily autonomy. Several states across the nation have trigger laws that are now active, making a woman’s choice with her body illegal. I’m privileged enough to live in a state that views women’s rights as human rights…but the overturning of Roe v. Wade will have economic and systemic effects that ripple through our communities. I could go on at length about my disappointment in my elected officials and how they’ve failed all of us, but instead I turn to the grassroots organizers and activists who’ve quietly done the work for the sake of empowering their community. Tanay Lynn Harris is an activist that’s dedicated her life to reproductive justice. Listen as we talk about her first exposure to the (lack of) reproductive justice in the US, how activism before social media had a little more accountability, and her co-founding of The Bloom Collective, a network dedicated to holistic and culturally competent reproductive and familial care.

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