Detox Me By Silent SPring Institute
Over the past three years, the Resilient Sisterhood Project has been working in partnership with Silent Spring Institute (SSI) on various research projects. SSI has developed the Detox Me Action Kit, which is a simple urine test that detects the presence of 10 of the most common household chemicals that can accumulate in our body.
We are constantly exposed to chemicals in our environment and in the products we use. Many of these chemicals are endocrine disruptors that interfere with the natural hormones in our bodies and can cause health effects.
If you are interested in taking part in this project, please contact RSP at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sisterhood empowerment circle
This group mobilizes black women and our allies to critically examine the external factors/systems that make us and our young girls more vulnerable to these diseases. It provides a safe environment to talk and organize around current concerns regarding our reproductive health and various political, public health, and social policies—as we simultaneously explore our resiliency and strengths.
Zine & Reproductive Health Blog
Zines are self-published magazines that we use as a creative medium to engage young black females to address complex and difficult issues concerning reproductive health and diseases of the reproductive system. This girl-centered zine project works with young adults to help them prioritize their reproductive health and overall health at an earlier age—and to recognize that proper health care is a basic human right. They also learn leadership skills to become community leaders, activists, and organizers with the goals of promoting open dialogue, making demands of the health care system, and raising awareness around the lack of attention paid to diseases of the reproductive system that affect young black women. The peer educators provide workshops to their peers throughout Greater Boston.