Chantal Tape is an anarchist feminist who is passionate about empowering and accessible health care. She is a trained birth doula and former abortion counselor. As an abortion care provider, Chantal witnessed firsthand the personal and political obstacles that women face when trying to obtain safe, legal abortion services. She is committed to fighting the negative effects of capitalism and patriarchy on women's health, while promoting a holistic vision of wellness that encompasses the physical as well as the emotional and social.

Chantal currently lives in Providence, RI and works as a medical scribe in the Emergency Department. When she grows up, she hopes to become a doctor and specialize in Obstetrics and Gynecology. In her free time, she enjoys baking, dancing, and talking about abortion.


Posts by Chantal:
Why It's Not About Abortion Prevention
Say Nothing. Support the Grand Jury Resisters!
One Small Step for Abortion Equality in the UK
Black Girl Dangerous, Keeping it Real this Election Season
Radfem Resurgence? The Trans-Hating Feminists Next Door

Lily Shield has worked in abortion clinics for the past three years, and she hopes one day to found a reproductive health clinic where empowering, patient-centered care is the standard. She is a trained counselor in the subjects of abortion, pregnancy options, and birth control, and also enjoys working on the medical side of things. She hopes that the framework of reproductive justice will one day make the term "pro-choice" obsolete.

Lily lives in Connecticut with her partner, and plans to go to nursing school and public health school. Besides living and breathing reproductive health care, she enjoys weight-lifting, reading the feminist blogosphere, and watching lots of trashy and quality TV.

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Posts by Lily:
Good News? Yes. A Historic Breakthrough? Not Quite.
Dr. Tiller, Beatriz, Savita, and all the others
Remembering Dr. Tiller: 4 Years Later
2nd Annual Blog Remembrance for Dr. Tiller
More FDA fail on Plan B

Kelly Nichols is an educator and aspiring nurse practitioner who dreams of one day opening a free clinic where allopathic and holistic health modalities can coexist. After graduating from Brown University in 2009 with a degree in Environmental Studies, she spent a year apprenticing with herbalist Mary Blue at Farmacy Herbs, in Providence, RI. A trained birth doula, she is passionate about justice across the spectrum of reproductive choices, from abortion access to childbirth options.

Kelly currently lives with her partner and cat in San Francisco, CA and works as a school garden educator, teaching urban elementary school students about ecology, nutrition, and food justice. She is interested in exploring the many dimensions of healing, the social and political elements of wellness, and the history of popular health movements.


Posts by Kelly:

Radical Figures in Health History: Dr. Marie Equi
Monday IUD Quick Links
Radical Figures in Health History: Margaret Charles Smith and Grand Midwives
Push Girls: Disability, Abortion, and Friendship
Radical Figures in Health History: Emma Goldman

Amy Littlefield is a former abortion counselor and an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Providence Journal, Women's eNews, Gender Across Borders, New Politics magazine, the Providence Phoenix and other outlets. She is a news producer for the independent TV/radio news hour Democracy Now! with Amy Goodman. (All opinions on this site are solely her own.) Amy founded the Provider Project in 2011.


Posts by Amy:
When Fatphobia and Sexism Combine...You Get One Seriously Fucked-Up T-Shirt.
A New York Clinic Closes. What Does It Mean for Access?
"Access Matters." (Or, Why Clinics in Virginia Could Be Shut Down Because of Closets and Hallways.)
GOP Delegate Dressed Like Abe Lincoln Distinguishes "Brutal Rape" from "Rape of Girl or Lady Who’s Inebriated."