We're big fans of inclusion at The Womxn Project (as an example, see an old goal put into practice- to include more Spanish translations, and as such, see them below) and sometimes we find Valentine's Day to be exclusive. So we're proposing to expand the meaning of the holiday beyond romance and use it to embrace a community of care and support, particularly among like-minded … [Read more...] about Love, Actually: The Future is Inclusive
Like many of you, we spent Monday mourning the Roe “Un”niversary. But in true TWP fashion, we channel our sadness and our rage into action! TWP has been at the front-line of ensuring abortion protections in RI. We helped pass key legislation to protect our rights and then expanded access to all in RIers. Yesterday, we celebrated the important work we have done together with a … [Read more...] about Can we count on you to show up for trans liberation & bodily autonomy?
The season of love, light and celebration is a fitting way to end a year. But as we recognize our accomplishments and good fortune and recharge for the beginning that a new year promises, it’s imperative that we hold in our hearts those who are suffering under oppressive policies or struggling for freedoms that should be their right. As The Womxn Project’s new board chair, … [Read more...] about The Season Is Now, Time to Gather & Recharge
The kick-off to the holiday season can be fun, fraught, or something in between. But no matter where your experience lands, remember that we’re thankful for you, for the community you’re part of, and for our collective efforts to continue to protect and support each other. Recognizing Thanksgiving without recognizing its origins is a form of erasure. As we express our … [Read more...] about Let’s Talk (Post) Turkey, Gratitude for Our Community
The Womxn Project Stages Counter-Protest Against Advocates of Hate Speech Anti-trans group canceled its speaking program in the face of silent opposition For Immediate Release: November 6, 2023 Providence – On November 4, more than 100 parents, allies, trans, non-binary, and gender diverse community members silently stood in opposition to an anti-trans youth … [Read more...] about The Womxn Project Stages Counter-Protest Against Advocates of Hate Speech
Our Action Agenda for 2024: Justice Eliminate barriers to reproductive healthcare for people of all ages Rights Bodily autonomy programs and education Support social and legislative efforts to secure the rights of the trans community Use art to catalyze change Access Expand voting access in preparation for the 2024 election and beyond … [Read more...] about Our 2024 Action Plan
Happy Spooky Season! Do you know what's actually really scary? As we celebrate Latine Heritage Month MILLIONS of Latines around the country are living under terrible abortion bans and restrictions to reproductive healthcare. This is personal for me. As a queer Latina, daughter of immigrants, and someone who hopes to have my own children one day, I’ve seen the ways that lack … [Read more...] about Freedom from Oppression & Aborto Libre
In our almost seven short years here at The Womxn Project, we have been almost always strictly volunteer led. It was just one year ago that a unique and short-lived grant allowed us to hire staff members. While we prepared in horror for the Dobbs decision to be announced, The Womxn Project was offered the chance to take on new footing to make the change we need here in … [Read more...] about Reflecting on a Year of Change
There’s something about back to school season that makes us want to break out our label maker and sharpen our pencils, so we’re shaking the beach sand out of our shoes. We’re fully embracing Virgo season over here at The Womxn Project by reorganizing and refocusing to prepare for the season ahead! The upcoming legislative session is practically here already. We’re working … [Read more...] about Let’s Get Fired-Up Together This Fall – and Sustain Us too!
Summer is definitely the time for air conditioned movie theaters, lots of water to stay nourished, and as much rest as your life allows. The Womxn Project team never stops, but we’re slowing down this summer a little bit to protect our physical and mental health, and we hope you do the same. Extra! Extra! The Womxn Project recently made headlines in Rewire, a publication … [Read more...] about Hot Barbie Summer: Rest, Reset, Repro!
You did this. We did this. The more than 40 groups in our Campaign for Equal Abortion Coverage did this. Together, we passed the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. Just now the Rhode Island Senate passed S32, the House moved it forward and the governor just signed it into law! “Every one of us should be able to plan our families and our futures and live with love, health, … [Read more...] about The Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (EACA) is law!
Dear Womxn Project friends, Excluding abortion care from public insurance programs has taken away the right to abortion for far too many people for far too long. Folks from across Rhode Island are headed to the State House TONIGHT to see that change. The Senate floor vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S32) begins around 4pm. We are also hearing that the House will … [Read more...] about FLOOR VOTE TONIGHT – be there in this critical moment!
WE ARE SO EXCITED - EACA HEADs TO THE SENATE FLOOR! Be there with us! Together, we have built an amazing movement across the state and with the help of the more than 40 organizations in the Campaign for Abortion Coverage, today we took a big step forward in ensuring that the right to abortion is not taken away from people based on how much money they have or the type of … [Read more...] about WOW! EACA heads to the floor – be there!
Folks from across Rhode Island are headed to the State House TODAY for a critical vote in the Senate Judiciary committee on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act (S32). Policies banning insurance coverage are about taking away access to care. We shouldn’t have laws that deny health coverage just because someone is poor or because they happen to get their insurance from a … [Read more...] about BIG VOTE TODAY (invite/fun action to #PassTheEACA!)
Exciting! Join us for the Senate Judiciary Committee VOTE (5/16) This Tuesday, the Senate Judiciary will vote on the Equality in Abortion Coverage Act. We need to be there in force. This Mother's Day... As we get ready to celebrate moms, mamas and caregivers in our lives, let's be clear that the work we are doing to get bans on coverage for abortion off the books in our … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day, Justice & EACA Progress (actions, updates)