Our Mission

The Resilient Sisterhood Project’s mission is to educate and empower women of African descent regarding common but rarely discussed diseases of the reproductive system that disproportionately affect them.  We approach these diseases and associated issues through a cultural and social justice lens, because we believe that poor knowledge of reproductive health is primarily related to health, racial, and socioeconomic disparities.


Our Vision

Transforming communities to find solutions for diseases of the reproductive system that disproportionally affect Black women

1.     Engage with Black women affected by diseases of the reproductive system, through advocacy, case management, and medical advocacy

2.     Provide education using evidence-based curricula

3.     Develop training programs focused on the broad spectrum of reproductive health needs of black women

4.     Creating research partnerships and publish papers detailing Resilient Sisterhood Project’s perspectives; to help shape and have an impact on relevant laws and public policies

5.     Advocate for increased scientific and sociological research on key topics related to diseases of the reproductive system such as uterine fibroids, infertility, as well as breast and endometrial cancer

6.  Engage in multi-media projects to address and documents the use of black women’s bodies for gynecological research


Our  Goals

Looking ahead: RSP’s goals for the next 5 years

  • Engage with Black women affected by diseases of the reproductive system. Provide advocacy, case management, and medical advocacy.
  • Provide education in various settings using effective curricular
  • Develop training programs focused on the broad spectrum of reproductive health needs of black women
  • Publish papers detailing RSP research and perspectives; use this information to affect legislators and public policies
  • Increase scientific and sociological research on key topics such as infertility
  • Engage in activism to address the use of black women’s bodies for gynecological research