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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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June 30, 2016,
Raquel Willis

As a black trans woman, getting my breasts augmented would make me feel safer in public, and help me feel more at home in my body. Could I reconcile cosmetic surgery with my feminist ideals?

June 30, 2016,
Emma Akpan

Gov. McCrory and state leaders talk about protecting women, but they should be concerned with protecting the safety of all residents, especially the most vulnerable: transgender residents.

June 16, 2016,
Raquel Willis

The singular queer and trans deaths we have known over the years have been like daggers, but this was an explosion and my heart weeps for you and for myself.

June 9, 2016,
Raquel Willis

As I walked into the women’s restroom, my heart beat rapidly in my chest. Would anyone assume I was trans? Would someone yell at me or out me? Would there be mass hysteria?