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Kristina Brown lives in Providence, Rhode Island and is currently navigating the transition into motherhood while working to maintain a sustainable creative practice. She likes to keep her mind and hands busy whether writing, drawing, printing, sewing or building with wood and metal. Before the birth of her son she was working as a props and scenic artist/fabricator in local theaters. Since his birth, she has been focused on community organizing and is a founding member of Libertalia, a radical community space and lending library. She is an initial organizer of Wild Child which is a cooperative of parents working together to support each other and their children through organizing play groups, child care, and most recently a zine focused on sharing stories and resources related to parenting.
The piece: Our Bodies, Our Decision! addresses the overwhelming, over-reaching, and oppressive decision-making happening in local governments around the country surrounding reproductive rights. The image is meant to be optimistic and empowering, to highlight the fact that decisions and language surrounding bodies and reproduction affect all of society. The language of hate that is central to the recent debates over reproductive rights is detrimental to all people. We must stand together against this type of misogyny and classism to insure that this hatred does not gain greater strength and momentum. We must fight for a future society that respects all bodies equally, insisting that each individual has the right to informed consent or refusal and access to safe medical care.