Our Bodies, Ourselves at 40

May 21, 2024

Women’s Media Center October 18, 2011

The political nature and impact of OBOS has become undeniable.  In addition to translations of the book into more than 25 languages and the development of multilingual websites, networks have been built, training materials developed, workshops held. “OBOS is one of the most subversive books out there,” claims Loretta Ross, co-founder and National Coordinator of the SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective. “It talks about a whole range of issues we don’t usually think of as ‘health issues.’ I’m thrilled by the use of the human rights framework and I’m impressed that racial, reproductive, and economic state violence are being recognized and connected.”

Read the full story: Our Bodies, Ourselves at 40 by Elayne Clift, Photographs by Marlies Bosch