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With over 275 published pieces in 65 different outlets, Echoing Ida’s shifting the conversation.


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We publish print and online articles. We conduct workshops and develop communication strategies for social justice organizations. We ensure our media and movements include the voices of Black women and nonbinary folks. By developing writers and removing publishing barriers, Echoing Ida amplifies the critical expertise of Black women and nonbinary folks. Together, we ensure our families and communities thrive.

Views expressed by Echoing Ida writers are their own and do not necessarily reflect those of Forward Together.

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September 23, 2016,
Samantha Daley

When the decision to have children occurs in a Black family, thoughts of loss and death at the hands of the state often pervade their reality.

September 2, 2016,
Cynthia Greenlee

As a frequent traveler and black American who’s painfully aware of the many police-involved deaths of black drivers, I now have “The Talk” with my white and non-black minority friends before getting into their cars.

September 2, 2016,
Elizabeth Dawes Gay

New research published in the journal Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that my home state of Texas’ maternal mortality rate doubled between 2010 and 2012.

September 1, 2016,
Raquel Willis

This weekend, it was revealed that Matt Bomer, a cisgender actor best known for roles in ‘Magic Mike’ and ‘American Horror Story,’ will be playing a transgender sex worker in the upcoming film ‘Anything,’ based on a play by Timothy McNeil.