Let’s Talk About Sex
Women’s Health Specialists Young Women’s Leadership program recently had the opportunity to support 7 participants to attend the Let’s Talk About Sex Conference in Atlanta. This is the largest Reproductive Justice conference that features panelists, speakers, activists, entertainers, and leaders throughout various social justice movements and across sectors who are unapologetic about standing up for our reproductive and sexual freedom. This conference is organized by SisterSong a Reproductive Justice organization.
Our program participants each applied for a scholarship opportunity to attend to expand their knowledge around the Reproductive Justice movement, learn about accountability, transcendence, and liberation. Participants were eager to learn and bring back what they learned at the conference to their work, community and everyday lives.
Here is a report from one of our participants:
“On day of the conference we participated in an opening ceremony where we would cleanse our minds and prepare ourselves for the heavy conversations we would encounter throughout the day. Allowing us to come in with an open mind and heart to absorb the information and reflect on what we have learned. Each day we would have a panel open the conference, the panel would discuss three of the following topics, on day one: accountability, on day two: transcendence, and on day three: liberation. The panel would discuss their own personal experiences and relate the conversation to the Reproductive Justice movement helping us expand our knowledge on the challenges and obstacles we still must face. Applying the knowledge we learned from the panels back to Women’s Health Specialists, could help make our approach more equitable intersectional, and better prepare ourselves for the many hurdles we face as a grassroots reproductive health clinic.”
Over the three days of this conference there were several workshops that folks attended that related to immigration, LGBTQ, Palestine, decriminalization, policy work, abortion, sex work, reproductive health, youth leadership, trauma, trust black women, queer youth and more. It was a powerful space for our young leaders.
Women’s Health Specialists believes it is important to invest in our young people and work to provide opportunities to expand educational and training opportunities. We look forward to continuing to support young women's leadership.
Thank you to our donors and supporters for helping make this possible.