We took this week to talk about how this pandemic has taken its toll on all of us and having 4 generations of people on a pod is a good opportunity to share how we are all experiencing and processing fear and injustice as this virus spreads.

PLUS: Anqa Khan joins us to talk about how our system of incarceration is punishing those who are in the system, how it is even worse in the time of covid and how prison abolition must happen now. Good news is, Anqa fills you in on how YOU can take action, because all of this, every bit, ties into reproductive justice! 

Listen up!!! 

Gathered in the Sleeper Cell

Lizz Winstead @lizzwinstead

Moji Alawode-El @mojilocks

Anqa Khan @anqakhan

Marie Khan @mkhanj

Reality Check- How Are Folks Doing?

Meaty Story

Reproductive Justice and the Prison Abolition Movement

SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities.

Rikers Island Prison and COVID19 

Bodily Autonomy and Personhood

Reproductive Health Behind Bars – a report by the ACLU

Forced Sterilization

Gender-Based Violence

Free Liyah Campaign in CA

Great Orgs to Follow and Support

Required Reading

  • All Our Trials: Prisons, Policing, and the Feminist Fight to End Violence, by Emily L. Thuma
  • Playing the Whore, by Melissa Gira Grant
  • Are Prisons Obsolete?, by Angela Y. Davis
  • Killing the Black Body: Race, Reproduction, and the Meaning of Liberty, by Dorothy Roberts 
  • Reproduction on the Reservation: Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Colonialism in the Long Twentieth Century, by Brianna Theobald 


Sign the Free Liyah Petition

Phylis Schaflly Mini Series Coming Soon

  • Special Abortion Acess Force Friday Night Recaps- watch for details on our social media!

Six Degrees of Abortion 

Self-managed face masks (https://www.instagram.com/p/B-gApbyAnY9/?igshid=u72l0v7vmmuv) > Lizz HAS AN ABORTION AF BRANDED HOMEMADE MASK (https://www.facebook.com/lizzwinstead) and you can peep the mask-maker’s other creations at http://www.theliberalartist.com/

All the housekeeping

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  • Edited by Brad Pearson, theme song by Cory Eischen, The Purple Xperience

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