As a male-identified being, I often feel – largely appropriately so – ancillary to the conversation about reproductive rights. But as a transgender and gender queer individual, as a queer person, this conversation affects me too. Many of you know I’m a local Unitarian Universalist minister. But that’s not the capacity I’m writing in here. I’m writing as a member of the … [Read more...] about As a transgender and gender queer individual, this conversation affects me too.
In December 1968, when I was a nineteen-year old sophomore at the University of Texas, I found out that I was six weeks pregnant. My boyfriend and I were in love. It was the first sexual relationship for either of us. We had been faithfully using the only birth-control available to us, condoms. But this time we came up short. Maintaining the pregnancy was not an option: we … [Read more...] about My Illegal Abortion
Ireland passed it, so can we!!! On Friday, an overwhelming majority of Irish citizens voted to legalize abortion. This is a historic moment in time. One of the most Catholic Countries in the world mobilized in support of bodily autonomy for women, countering the Church’s stance which is harmful to women. Here in Rhode Island we have our own battle, slightly different, but … [Read more...] about Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing for RHCA, May 31st
Anthropologist, feminist and comedian Natalia Reagan worked with The Woman Project last May as our key note speaker at our "Art-In" Event. Today, we highlight her for her environmental activism.. she is the taking over 'Star Talk Radio's' twitter account at @StarTalkRadio. Here she is: Here is Natalia's Speech when she spoke for TWP's event last … [Read more...] about Throwback Thursday: Natalia Reagan
Feb 28, 3:30-5pm Rhode Island State House To begin our identity series, "Organ Equity Days" every 28 days, a small group of supporters showed up at the State House in Rhode Island to remind our elected officials that we are here and urge them to bring a vote to the floor. … [Read more...] about First Organ Equity Day
We are curious about who you are and what kind of work that you do? I’m Deb Kopech and I am 64 years old, married for 41 years with three adult children. I’ve had several jobs in my life and a few different career paths – starting after college with a pretty traditional job as an assistant to an executive in NYC, not based on my academic life, just on my wanting to eat and … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Deb Kopech, Huddle Organizer
In the Senate Lounge at the Rhode Island State House, allies joined together to celebrate the growing power of the reproductive freedom movement in Rhode Island, and shared the legislative priorities for 2018. Here is the speech Jordan Hevenor gave on behalf of The Woman Project: Conventional wisdom is that the world woke up on November 9, 2016 to find our rights under … [Read more...] about RI Coalition for Reproductive Freedom Press Launch & Lobby Day: Jordan Hevenor’s Speech
Not sure you want to join the newsletter? It is the easiest way to get all the info without being on social.. and it looks good! Join our newsletter here on TWP home page. This week we discuss: 1. The small success in our community putting pressure on Congressman Langevin 2. The Dinner and Dials continues 3. TWP organizational meeting this coming Saturday 4. Our … [Read more...] about Join Our Bi-Weekly RI Progress Newsletter Today