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!
SPARK Reproductive Justice NOW is a reproductive justice organization based in Atlanta, Georgia, that advocates for policies that promote access to a range of family planning services, abortion, and sexual health education for women and youth of color in the state of Georgia.
SPARK’s mission to collaborate with individuals, communities, and organizations to develop a reproductive justice movement in Georgia and the South is maintained through grassroots mobilizing and training of social justice allies and advocates.
Tamika Middleton is SPARK’s Interim Executive Director. In her bio, she writes, “Tamika Middleton is a Geechie Girl from the Sea Islands of South Carolina. A southerner through and through, she has committed herself to lifting up and continuing the legacy of struggle, healing, and liberation in the South. Tamika began her movement work with Critical Resistance while a student at Xavier University of Louisiana in New Orleans. As a result, her organizing is deeply rooted in an abolitionist politic. Currently, she is a student midwife, community organizer, and homeschooling mother of two. She performs as a member of the NALO Movement, and is a founding member of the Black Mamas Caucus. Tamika is also a writing fellow for the Center for Community Change, and a member of the Leadership Team of the Kindred Southern Healing Justice Collective.”