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Michelle Colon, an Abortion Freedom Fighter in Mississippi

May 25, 2022

This episode features a conversation with abortion rights activist Michelle Colon of SHERo (Sisters Helping Every Woman Rise and Organize), an organization dedicated to reproductive justice for black and brown women in Mississippi. While there’s no sugarcoating the dire state of abortion rights in our country right now, this conversation will help you pick yourself up out of your puddle of tears and start to take action. Michelle and Nancy talk about how Mississippi, with its myriad abortion restrictions, is virtually already in a post-Roe universe and how it will only get harder. They also discuss the fraught history of bodily autonomy for black and brown women, and why we need to support local abortion organizations that are able to help women with the daunting amount of resources they will need when Roe is gone for good. You can donate to support Michelle's work at SHERo here. And below is Michelle’s list of other worthy grassroots groups that help women with those resources. To learn more about Shero, visit

ARC Southeast
Indigenous Women Rising
Mississippi Reproductive Freedom Fund
New Orleans Abortion Fund
Tampa Bay Abortion Fund
National Network of Abortion Funds
Yellowhammer Fund


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