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Mothers Making Tough Decisions…Every Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Every day parents make tough decisions. They are forced to choose between what they want for their children and what is accessible with the ...

Banning ‘Bossy’ Won’t Help Black Women and Girls Seeking Justice

Monday, April 14, 2014

This article by Echoing Ida's Amber J. Phillips originally appeared on RH Reality Check .  Recently, Lean In author Sheryl Sandberg,...

My Queer Chicana Eye on My Brother’s Keeper

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

This post by Carmen Iniguez was originally posted as part of the Movement Strategy Center's "Let's Talk" Gender Justice ...

What Do "House of Cards," "Joyous Sex" and Title IX Have in Common?

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Answer: they are all topics Echoing Ida writers covered in the blogosphere last week. "Don’t...

#NoTeenShame Schools the Candie's Foundation

Thursday, April 03, 2014

by Natasha Vianna, Gloria Malone, Lisette Orellana, Jasmin Colon, Christina Martinez, Mar...

The Fight to Cover Georgia

Monday, March 31, 2014

This post by Renee Bracey Sherman, one of the Echoing Ida writers, was originally posted on the Cornell Policy Review blog. Access to af...

What Black Women Can Teach You About Health Care

Friday, March 28, 2014

Open enrollment has become a household term thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) , but healthcare...

Echoing Ida Represents at the #NotMyBossBusiness Rally

Thursday, March 27, 2014

A few of the "Idas" at the #NotMyBossBusiness rally: (L to R) Amber Phillips, Elizabeth Dawes Gay, Gloria Malone, Renee Bracey ...

Building Our Collective Power: A Student's Experience

Monday, March 24, 2014

My name is Cecy Velasco and I’m a student at the University of New Mexico and an intern at Strong Families New Mexico (SFNM) . I was in...

Demanding Action in New Mexico so all our #FamsThrive

Thursday, February 27, 2014

By Jon Wong, New Mexico Program Coordinator The 2014 legislative session ended last week, and we ha...

The Color of the Closet in Professional Sports

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

By Kalpana Krishnamurthy I am an arm chair sports fan. Okay, let’s be honest, I pay attention to sports around three times a year. Accordi...

Young Invincibles Care About ObamaCare

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

By Quita Tinsley Cross-posted from SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW February 15th is “ National Youth Enrollment Day ” f or the Affordable Ca...