On April 1, Our Bodies Ourselves asked, “Who’s your women’s health hero?”
Dozens of you responded enthusiastically, sending in essays and videos describing the heroes who most inspire you.
Among them: a women’s studies professor who is a role model for her students; midwives and doulas who empower women to trust themselves and their bodies; activists and legislators pressing for real health care reform; numerous individuals and organizations advocating for reproductive rights and justice; a friend who provides a safe space for discussion; a mother “who cares for others whenever they are alone and in need”; community health workers who share information with their neighbors; and doctors who volunteer their time and expertise in other countries.
We couldn’t be more thrilled with all the nominees and the passionate submissions. A big thank you to everyone who participated!
Two special mentions:
Audience Choice Award: Margaret Flowers, MD, health care reform activist and congressional fellow at Physicians for a National Health Program. Flowers received a whopping 891 votes. Go, progressive health activists!
Our Bodies Ourselves Honoree: Lynn Jackson, intake director at the Texas Equal Access Fund and national case manager for the National Network of Abortion Funds. Thank you for your compassion — and for inspiring the women you work with and serve!