#BlackHERstory: Cherisse Scott and SisterReach

Via SisterReach.
By Taylor Kuether
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In support of  #BlackHERstory Month, we’ll be posting about one current black feminist leader or organization each weekday in February. Tune in daily to learn more about black women’s history, feminism, and the reproductive justice movement! 


SisterReach is a grassroots advocacy organization founded in 2011 by Cherisse Scott that provides a framework of reproductive justice to women and girls in the Memphis, Tennessee, and surrounding Mid South area.

Via SisterReach.
Via SisterReach.

SisterReach offers reproductive and sexual health outreach and education to empower women and girls to lead healthy lives and have healthy families. In partnership with other organizations, SisterReach supports policy and advocacy campaigns to promote sexual wellbeing among young people.

Cherisse Scott is the founder and CEO of SisterReach. In her bio, she writes, “Currently, SisterReach is the only Reproductive Justice organization in the state of Tennessee…that in and of itself is amazing, but also means there is much work that needs to be done through education, policy and advocacy on behalf of women and girls of color, poor women and rural women in TN and the Mid South. It has been an amazing journey thus far and I am so excited for what our future, together, has in store! Thank you for visiting our web site. I hope that you will be enlightened and inspired to join us in empowering women and girls!”

By Taylor Kuether

Taylor is a journalist, feminist, cat enthusiast, and proud Wisconsin native. She works for Feminist Majority Foundation as the Campus Communications Associate. Her two favorite things besides her cat, Emma, are coffee and art museums.

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