Hannah Cutts (she/her), NSRH member & nurse midwife, is on a mission to help uplift the voices & perspectives of BIPOC, queer, nonbinary, trans folks, & people who speak a language other than English through the "Share your Rx" podcast. By creating a reservoir of script examples shaped by SRH professionals who care about communicating compassionately, Hannah hopes to improve the experiences of new providers & patients alike.
Christina Alisea recently joined the NSRH team as a Deputy Director! Communications Manager, Rimsha Syed, sat down and learned about Christina's background, her passion for being a sexual and reproductive health advocate as a mother, and her experience with being part of a podcast team!
While most of us have known that the present Supreme Court was poised to strike down Roe, which was further confirmed by the leak several weeks ago, the reality of the decision and the resulting shit storm of trigger laws and nightmare legislation to follow is still hard to swallow.
Rimsha Syed, NSRH’s Communications Manager, had a conversation with Kiernan Cobb (RN, BSN), Director of Nursing at Trust Women in Oklahoma and Kansas, about sexual and reproductive health, the ins and outs of providing abortion care, and the importance of advocating from inside the movement.
Rimsha Syed, NSRH’s Communications Manager, had a conversation with Megan MacDonald (she/her) about sexual and reproductive health, volunteering at a clinic as an escort, and how to sustain the longevity of advocacy in this space. Megan is halfway through the Accelerated Second Degree BSN program at Oakland University in Michigan and is establishing an NSRH chapter at the school. Once she is an RN, she plans to continue her education to become a Nurse Midwife.
Rosie Laine, NSRH's student engagement coordinator sat down and interviewed our 2022 Karen Edlund Future Leader Award Recipient - Lana Keusch (she/her/hers), ABSN May 2022 from Duke University School of Nursing.
NSRH’s Training in Abortion Care Residency (TAC) is a concrete opportunity for registered nurses to re-imagine their nursing career, and gain experience in a sector that provides an alignment of our values with our work.
Our Student Engagement Coordinator, Rosie Laine, recently sat down with one of our NSRH Student Chapter Presidents, Tara Teipel. Tara (she/her) is a third-year undergraduate student pursuing a BSN at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Nursing. U Penn’s student chapter has over 100 members, and they continue to be leaders in SRH student activism. Tara sat down with us to discuss her experiences as a nursing student and chapter president.
"So, as we celebrate Bisexuality awareness week, Latinx heritage month, and National Hispanic Nurses Day, I urge you to pay special attention to the role American nurses have played in establishing the state of nursing in Latin America. I also caution us from celebrating the myth of homogenized, universal “Latinidad” this Latinx heritage month. Rather, let us all look at the US role as facilitators of these countries’ socialization into American norms and practices through the nursing field."
Anna Brown (she/her) is an NSRH member and our new Training in Abortion Care (TAC) Program Director! Outside of NSRH, she is also a forensic nurse examiner. We chatted with her about the role of sexual assault and forensic nurse examiners, providing trauma-informed care, and how nurses can better support survivors of sexual assault.
Lodz Joseph (she/her) is a certified nurse midwife (CNM) who works in Southwestern Georgia. We caught up with her to talk about her journey into midwifery, her experience being a midwife while pregnant during the COVID-19 pandemic, and her advice for nurses and midwives to be better patient advocates.
Ashia George, RN is an abortion care nurse, labor and delivery nurse, board member at Abortion Care Network, and co-leader for the Michigan cluster of Reproductive Health Access project. This month, we talked to Ashia about her journey into the SRH field, abortion equity, and the ways COVID-19 has impacted her work.