Greetings Onyx Family!!
We have made it to July.
Let’s first and foremost address the biggest topic of discussion at the moment - the overturning of Roe V. Wade. A monumental decision that has left all of us shocked and disheartened, and collectively grieving for the next chapter of women’s reproductive health, Dr. Plummer released a statement late last week saying,
"When a woman’s body is being controlled, there are also implicit desires to control her mind too.
Our generation knows more freedoms than those who have come before us… so the idea of controlled bodies and controlled minds is a form of slavery unfamiliar to us and deeply rooted in the fears of our ancestors experiences. We, as women, must give ourselves the space to grieve… to feel confused, hurt, scared, to acknowledge our loss and to deeply feel.
And then… we can plan. And then we can act. And then we can unify.
But unaddressed emotions will steer their heads and cause us to pause and retreat at the wrong time.
Grieve my sister. Take a moment to rest. And then let’s fight!"