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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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May 12, 2017,
Shantae Johnson

I was distraught and shocked that I was going to be a mother, and a Black single one at that. This was not a part of my destiny, I thought. But here I was with a sweet prince to care for.

May 10, 2017,
Elizabeth Dawes Gay

We march because we believe that all moms and their families have the right to affordable health care. Because we believe that all moms deserve to survive pregnancy and childbirth, regardless of class or race.

May 9, 2017,
Elizabeth Dawes Gay

The answer to that question is not just relevant for Black birthing parents, but for all U.S. parents who aren’t doing that well compared to the rest of industrialized nations.

April 27, 2017,
Jasmine Burnett

Although diverse communities in cannabis are growing, for black and brown women, the old adage rings true: “All the women are white, all the blacks are men, but some of us are brave.”

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