Launching TODAY! Sovereign Bodies, an innovative, transmedia companion website to Young Lakota
June 11, 2014
Grantee News From Incite Pictures/Cine Qua Non:
Sovereign Bodies is a new transmedia website highlighting Native women health leaders who are fighting for reproductive justice and bodily sovereignty, despite often being overlooked. Using videos, interviews and blog posts, these trailblazers are opening up a discussion for future generations. Each woman featured on Sovereign Bodies has dedicated their lives to resisting violence against women as well as combatting gender, racial, and health inequalities.
Contributors to the website include the first female president of The Oglala Sioux Tribe, Cecilia Fire Thunder; founder of the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Jessica Danforth; as well as an array of other leading Native bloggers and activists. Throughout the summer, additional videos and blogs will be added to the site, making Sovereign Bodies a catalyst to spark further advancement of Native women’s bodily autonomy.
New book out today!