It has been an exciting week – and continues to a thrilling time in the campaign to protect the right to abortion in our state. → The number of volunteers coming together around Rhode Island continues to grow. We are astonished at the number of people attending and hosting events or picking up postcard and call packets to volunteer on their own time. Check it out and join … [Read more...] about URGENT UPDATES and NEXT STEPS – Campaign to protect the right to abortion in RI!
Reproductive Health Care Act
The Woman Project was proud to see Senator Gayle Goldin live tweeting from the Kavanaugh hearings. As the lead Senator sponsor of the Reproductive Health Care Act in the Senate, she is one of our state's biggest protectors of Roe. Follow her on twitter and check out her updates yesterday from D.C. @gaylegoldin. After her time in the fateful hearing room, we wanted to ask her … [Read more...] about RI’s Senator Gayle Goldin Goes to Kavanaugh Hearings
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
Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo joined with The Woman Project and RI NOW (Rhode Island National Organization for Women at Sprout CoWorking to make calls for legislation currently working its way through the General Assembly related to contraception (H7625), equal pay, and the Reproductive Health Care Act (RHCA)(S2163/H7340). … [Read more...] about Governor Raimondo teams with RI NOW in phone banking for the Reproductive Health Care Act and equal pay
Yesterday's participation at the State House was important and challenging. We wanted to reach out to say thank you for your work, your time, your commitment, your energy, your intelligence, your tenacity, your strength, your passion, your creativity, your networking skills, and your awesome support. Whether you were able to be at the state house with us today in body or just … [Read more...] about The Day After the Hearing & Thank You
The Reproductive Health Care Act will impact so many people from all walks of life in Rhode Island. On March 28 in the Library at the Rhode Island State House, 15 actors and 20 volunteers came together to for Organ Equity Day #2. Using the 'People's House' as their stage, The Woman Project (TWP) collaborators, volunteers, and actors represented the voices of so many Rhode … [Read more...] about Organ Equity Day #2: Codify, a performance + The Community ‘Petition 2.0’ Quilt
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
Emerald Waters is a 19 year old senior at The Met High School in Providence, RI. The Met is a Big Picture Learning school centered around project-based learning and internships tailored to each student’s unique interests. From the very beginning of her high school career, Emerald has always been deeply passionate about finding ways to educate her peers about sexual health and … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Emerald Waters, High School Senior
The Woman Project seeks to educate, inform and act. In our efforts to do this online, we offer any and all these graphics to be used to support them in their efforts to fight for 63% of Rhode Islanders. Please share everywhere! … [Read more...] about Social media graphics showing all sponsors of RHCA
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
Following in the success of Pence receiving receipts of donations from Planned Parenthood when donations were made early in January 2017, The Woman Project is starting it's own similar fundraiser. If anyone, in or out of state, donates $10 to The Woman Project for a week, we will send a uterus valentine in their name to either Speaker Mattiello or Senate President … [Read more...] about Support TWP and Send a Valentine
1.We are curious about who you are and what kind of work that you do; would you tell us a bit about yourself? I am a poet, teacher and the founder/director of a visiting writer program called Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. I also currently serve as the sixth Poet Laureate of the state of Rhode Island and am the mother of three children. 2. TWP has been working to pass a bill … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: Tina Cane, Poet Laureate of Rhode Island
The Woman Project's Jocelyn Foye interviews David L. Helfer, the Minister at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County. In eight minutes he discusses what the Reproductive Health Care Act in Rhode Island would mean to he and his community. Additionally he speaks to being a transgender minister, toxic masculinity and moving from California to Rhode Island. … [Read more...] about TWP Interviews: David L. Helfer, Minister at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of South County