Meet the dynamic cohort of leaders joining the movement to end abortion coverage restrictions!
Throughout 2014, each leader will develop a project that incorporates a Repeal Hyde Art Project installation, become trained communications experts, interact with and receive support from people who work in the movement, develop community with each other, showcase and publicize their work via Repeal Hyde Art Project social media channels, publish one piece of related media, and become passionate spokespeople against abortion coverage restrictions.
“I hope to learn more about the political implications of the Hyde Amendment and how that relates to the need for abortion funding.”
Sadia Arshad is a full-time public health graduate student at Boston University and sometimes a full-time reproductive justice advocate. She is a member of the Young Women of Color Leadership Council (YWOCLC) member project of Advocates for Youth and formerly interned at Brigham and Women's Hospital, SaheliBoston, and the Florida Immigrant Coalition. She continues to volunteer at Planned Parenthood and raises awareness of RJ intersections in her community. Follow her on Twitter @sadiasmusings.
“I hope to learn how to engage people in a conversation around abortion access - specifically cost.”
Carly Manes is a senior at the University of Michigan in the Ford School of Public Policy. She is the founder of Students for Choice at the University of Michigan. She has been a youth activist with Planned Parenthood and Advocates for Youth for the past several years. She was an intern with Advocates for Youth in the summer of 2013 and is currently interning with IPAS. She is a member of the Planned Parenthood’s Young Leaders Advisory Council, Michigan’s Sexual Health Education Youth Council (MY Voice), and a Young People For (YP4) 2013-2014 Fellow. She is a 3rdSafeSite, a 1 in 3 Campaign Representative with Advocates for Youth, and a Student Conservation Association alumnus. In the fall of 2013, she organized one of the first collegiate abortion speak-outs in the country. In the spring of 2012, Carly advocated for condoms in all University of Michigan residential halls and has successfully worked with campus administration on changing the condom brand her campus provides to students. In 2013, Carly began doing Crisis Pregnancy Center exposure work in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She travels year round speaking at various conferences and youth engagement events about youth activism and reproductive rights. Carly is also a Planned Parenthood National Spokesperson. Follow her on Twitter @Carly_Manes.
“I’m looking forward to creating and participating in a more self-critical and intersectional movement for reproductive rights and justice.”
Emma Maniere is a rising senior at the University of Michigan, where she is majoring in Women’s Studies and Political Science. She is a co-president of her campus’ chapter of Students for Choice (SFC). With SFC, she has collaborated with the 1 in 3 Campaign to combat stigma surrounding abortion by hosting an Abortion Speakout and panels, among other events. A former intern for Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Michigan, Emma has complemented her activism with academic pursuits such as researching the stigmatization of abortion providers and the history of California’s eugenic sterilization policies. Follow her on Twitter @emmajmaniere.
“I hope to learn more how to think intersectionally about combating stereotypes and stigma.”
Ana Sanz is a senior at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University majoring in Fine Arts. Ana incorporates feminist themes into her artwork that tend to be overshadowed within more constricted areas of the art world. She also advocates on campus for LGBQT rights, including pushing for more inclusive sexual health measures. She has also worked with the 1 in 3 campaign to gain increased sexual health resources for women on campus. As a queer-identified Latina, Ana is passionate about creating a more intersectional dialogue about reproductive and sexual health, especially in thinking about how to create awareness of abortion access in under-represented groups.
“I’m very excited to learn more about legislation that limits access to reproductive care, and to learn ways to combine art and activism.”
Brianna Suslovic is a rising junior at Harvard College majoring in Social Anthropology and Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality. On campus, she works at the Schlesinger Library of Women in America and the Harvard College Women's Center. She also co-directs the Harvard College International Women's Rights Collective, Harvard's only pro-choice undergraduate organization. Originally from Syracuse, New York, Brianna has been passionate about social justice and intersectional feminism for a long time, attributing much of this passion to her single mother. Follow her on Twitter @bsuslovic.