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Manifesting Justice

Edna Bonhomme on the origins of the reproductive justice movement and its fight for bodily autonomy.

The term “welfare queen” emerged in 1974 with a white woman. Based in Chicago, Mrs Linda Taylor was accused by the Department of Public Aid of allegedly syphoning $154,000 from public funds. Although it began with a white woman, it took on a new life two years later, when Ronald Reagan began his presidential campaign. Vehement against the poor, Reagan told the New...


Reproductive Justice: A Reading List

Edna Bonhomme, writer, historian of science and new Silver Press editor, offers a reading list exploring Black feminist perspectives on reproductive justice.

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade has further eroded trust between physicians and patients and has hardened the blow to women’s liberation. The anti-abortion movement is not only sexist in its composition, but it is racist in form. During enslavement, Black women were expected to bear children—as asserted by Jennifer L. Morgan—to increase the slave population. In some cases,...


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Statement regarding Zong! by M. NourbeSe Philip

M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! is an astonishing, transcendent work that shows us the intricacies of the relationship between language and power.


for Darnella (who saw too much too young) by M. NourbeSe Philip

“I seen a man kneeling. I seen a man terrified, scared, begging for his life. It wasn’t right. He was suffering. He was in pain I heard George Floyd saying, Please get off.’ He cried for his mother.”