Shared Solidarities: Abortion & Transgender Healthcare
This workshop will discuss how reproductive rights and trans rights are inextricably linked and how the Dobbs decision has impacted Trans and Nonbinary people seeking healthcare. Content will include the implications of this intersection specific to trans and nonbinary folks who have experienced sexual assault and trauma. We will share real-life stories of the impact this is having on TGNB individuals and provide some historical and current political context as well.
Afton Bradley is a nurse and social worker who has provided direct care and managed multiple trans health programs in Virginia. They work as a direct practice nurse, consultant, trainer, and educator for LGBTQIA+ health services amongst providers, institutions, and community consumers.
Afton Bradley, FNP, MSW, BSN, RN (they/them pronouns)
J (they/them) currently coordinates a Trans Health Program in the South. Their background is in social work with an emphasis on LGBTQ health, sexual health, immigrant justice, HIV, reproductive justice, harm reduction, and anti-violence. J is particularly interested in mutual aid, community organizing, dismantling systems of oppression, and community defense. Their work is rooted in community and is influenced by growing up queer in the rural south. They believe strongly in communities coming together to solve the challenges their own communities face and building power within. J is committed to liberation, dignity, justice and safety for ALL people. They love possums, outdoor adventures, foraging, and Dolly Parton.