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Intersectional Reproductive Justice with Kwajelyn Jackson

As we mark two years since the Dobbs decision which overturned Roe v. Wade, highlighting inequality in healthcare is more important than ever. Limiting access to essential reproductive care disproportionately affects women of color, non-English speaking folks, people living in poverty, and other marginalized groups. Kwajelyn Jackson is here this week to discuss her work in fighting for reproductive justice in Georgia and across the US, as well as addressing the intersections of issues like economic insecurity, racism, and lack of community support. This week’s episode 124 of How Women Inspire Podcast is about intersectional reproductive justice! 

In this episode of How Women Inspire Podcast, Kwajelyn Jackson is sharing the importance of  considering multiple identities and systems of oppression when advocating for reproductive justice. and actionable steps you can take right now to support equal access to reproductive healthcare for all. 

Kwajelyn Jackson currently serves as Executive Director at Feminist Women’s Health Center (FWHC) in Atlanta, GA, leading the entire organization’s operations, abortion clinic, civic engagement, education and outreach teams. Since 2013 she has led the expansion of FWHC’s statewide and national impact, and significantly deepened community partnerships. Kwajelyn has been named one of the 500 most powerful leaders in Atlanta by Atlanta Magazine for five consecutive years.

Some of the talking points Julie and Kwajelyn go over in this episode include:

  • The importance of acknowledging and addressing white supremacy and racial discrimination in policy.

  • Community engagement and support for local organizations crucial for reproductive healthcare access.

  • Challenges faced by independent clinics, including high costs of abortion care.

  • Integrity-rooted leadership and balancing pragmatism and wild optimism.

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