Hoosiers showed up for us big time during our spring diaper drive - almost 13,000 diapers big! Whether it was through a financial contribution, attending a local house party, or attending one of our dine and donate events, the outpouring of community support blew us away! These diapers are now being … [Read more...] about Providing Diapers is Reproductive Justice
It's time to meet another one of the amazing volunteer Radvocates who hold space and offer unconditional support on our national toll-free Talkline. This month we introduce K.C., who joined Backline in 2013 as part of the inaugural Bloomington Talkline Advocate team! How/when/why did you first get … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate Spotlight: K.C.!
Why not Indiana? Indiana needs love! So often Indiana gets overlooked in conversations about reproductive justice, educational policies, social welfare programs, affordable health care, and so many other issues. Even among red states, Indiana is often forgotten. We believe that Hoosiers (and all … [Read more...] about Why Indiana?
by Gretchen Sisson The reproductive justice movement has never just been about abortion – indeed, one of the biggest contributions of reproductive justice is to push the pro-choice movement beyond abortion, to remind all of us that people's reproductive lives have been denied to them, controlled, … [Read more...] about “I want in”: Bringing adoption into reproductive justice
by Lindsey O-Pries This week is National Infertility Awareness Week. It also marks the 3rd anniversary since my partner’s first artificial insemination. It will mark the 4th Mother’s Day that has passed without a baby for my partner and I. As a longtime activist who works towards reproductive … [Read more...] about On infertility, grief, and hope
by Gina Gordon, Bloomington Talkline Radvocate I didn’t know exactly what to expect when K.C. and I began our journey down to Oklahoma for Take Root 2014. I think that some part of me expected that it would function a bit like a support group. I envisioned small groups of feminists huddled … [Read more...] about Take Root, Take 2: Red State Reflections
by K.C. Vick, Talkline Radvocate with the Bloomington Team Non-judgmental, full-spectrum pregnancy support is a rare and beautiful thing. Sometimes I forget that what we do at Backline is unusual. I've gotten so used to our small contingent of Midwestern radvocates, the support we give one … [Read more...] about Reflections on Take Root & Red State Activism
Welcome to our monthly Advocate profile, offering you a chance to get to know some of the folks who hold space and offer unconditional support on our national toll-free Talkline. This month we introduce Chantal, who joined the Portland Talkline team in the Spring of 2013! How/when/why did you first … [Read more...] about Talkline Advocate profile: Chantal