Semilla/Seed #4: Loretta Ross

Loretta Ross (también conocida como la “Rasta Feminista”) es una académica-activista feminista y negra que ha estado trabajando para la justicia reproductive (derechos de reproducción plus justicia social), ya que ella era parte del grupo que comenzó a usar el término a mediados de los 90. Fuimos asociados de investigación durante el año académico 2015-2016 en el Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. Una cosa es leer las palabras de alguien y otra totalmente diferente es tener la oportunidad de aprender directamente de ella sobre cómo está moldeando el movimiento por la justicia. Estoy agradecida con Ross por compartir sus trabajos en progreso antes de que fueran publicados, y así mismo por sus comentarios sobre mi propia escritura. A medida que aprendo y desarrollo como erudito activista, sigo los pasos de mujeres icónicas como Loretta Ross. Gracias Loretta, por ser una madrina erudita y activista y despejar el camino para aquellos que siguen tus pasos. Si está interesado en apoyar la solidaridad transnacional y las colaboraciones y colectivos de mujeres, ¡espero que hoy done a este proyecto!


Loretta Ross (also known as the “Dred Feminist”) is a Black feminist scholar-activist who has been working for reproductive justice (i.e., reproductive rights + social justice), since she was part of the group that coined the term in the mid 90s. We were research associates during the 2015-2016 academic year at the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center. It is one thing to read someone’s words and another altogether to have a chance to learn about how they are shaping the movement for justice. I am thankful to Ross for sharing her works-in-progress before they were published, and grateful for her feedback on my own writing. As I learn and grow as a scholar-activist, I am following in the footsteps of iconic women such as Loretta Ross. Thank you, Loretta, for being a scholar-activist foremother and clearing the path for those who follow in your footsteps. If you are interested in supporting transnational solidarity and women’s collaborations and collectives, I hope you will give to this project today!

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