Word to the Wise: Breaking Silence

For centuries, despite silence around contraception and abortion, women have passed information along. They have spoken in euphemisms such as “bringing on the menses” or “taking the trade,” which meant taking a powdered abortifacient.For contraceptives, they used...
Stories are Powerful

Stories are Powerful

Pre-Roe v. Wade meets post-Trump in reproductive rights talk ““I thought it was awesome,” said Audrey Muscato ’20. “It was really interesting to hear their stories. It made it feel so much more real, and hearing them talk about what it was like before Roe v....
Word to the Wise

Word to the Wise

Remembering “Granny” Midwives Hidden knowledge can be powerful. It empowered enslaved Black women in the 18th and 19th centuries to resist oppression. African midwives brought with them the folk knowledge of methods of contraception and abortion. It was...