Reframing Reproductive Justice with Sam Carwyn

Interfaith Alliance of Colorado is reframing the concept of reproductive health, rights, and justice. We strive to create a different way of looking at a person, situation, and the impact of one’s actions. We are advocating for a broader idea of who needs access to reproductive healthcare. We seek to change the perspective that people of faith are not supporters of reproductive rights. We intend to use every opportunity to expand the views of what is included in the fight for reproductive justice. Ultimately we want to activate people of different faiths or no faith tradition to partner with us for the common good.

The reproductive justice movement is about access to services, honoring one’s right to their body, and includes the rights of the lgbtq+ community. We had an opportunity to hear from storytellers about these concerns and so much more. Our storytellers expend emotional labor, so take the time to leave a comment of thanks on youtube, and you can compensate them directly. 

Lee Harrington (he/him) is an internationally known sexuality, relationships, and personal authenticity educator who brings a combination of playful engagement and thoughtful academic dialogue to a broad audience. An award-winning author and editor on gender, sexual, and sacred experience, his books include “Traversing Gender: Understanding Transgender Journeys,” among many other titles. Serving as a spirit-worker, pagan priest, and ritual facilitator, Lee has been speaking on sexuality, psychology, faith, and desire since 2001 and blogging online since 1998. You can check out Lee’s adventures, as well as his podcast, appearances schedule, free essays, videos, and more, over at To compensate him directly for his emotional labor, you can find him on Venmo @lee-harrington-5   

Trina Griego (she/her) is a 30 something activist and organizer in Southern Colorado. Trina first got involved in the reproductive justice movement in 2014 when personhood was once again on the Colorado ballot. The story of her abortion is from 2015. Previously she has done work that centers on the experiences of young people, the Latinx community in Colorado, and those experiencing homelessness. She continues to advocate for access to reproductive healthcare in the San Luis Valley. To compensate her directly for her emotional labor, you can find her on Venmo @tlgriego

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