#BlackHERstory: Dazon Dixon Diallo and SisterLove

By Taylor Kuether

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! 

Dázon Dixon Diallo is a renowned advocate in the movement for women’s rights and reproductive justice and the fight against HIV/AIDS. Dr. Diallo is an ally to women living with HIV and communities of women at risk for contracting HIV and STIs.

Via SisterLove.
Via SisterLove.

Founded in 1989 by Dr. Diallo, SisterLove has implemented several programs focused on the empowerment of women of color through education and the promotion of sexual and reproductive health. SisterLove’s Health, Education, Advocacy & Prevention programs seek to eradicate the impact of HIV/AIDS and other reproductive health issues in the Atlanta area by engaging communities and historically black colleges and universities in the promotion of sexual illness prevention.

The Bride Leadership Program is an effort to increase awareness and involvement in women’s reproductive health and human rights issues through collaboration with other organizations and institutions. SisterLove has also implemented programs in South Africa to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS by delivering training and technical assistance to HIV positive women.

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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